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TOWN DOCUMENTS 
i SIXTY -SIXTH: ■ , 

ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Town of Swampscott, Mass. 



For The year Ending December ji, 1917 




LYNN, MASS. 
FRANK S. WHITTEN, PRINTER 
1918 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



SIXTY -SIXTH 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Town of Swampscott, Mass. 



For The year Ending December ji, 1917 




LYNN, MASS. 

FRANK S. WHITTEN, PRINTER 
i 9 i8j 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3; 

lilt- lff*J 
INDEX 



Reports of Departments and Committees. 

PAGE 

Animals, Inspector of 135 

Appropriations Recommended 209 

Assessors 145 

Building Inspector .......... 175 

Cemetery, Superintendent of 127 

Committee on Public Safety 189 

Election, Constitutional Convention 58 

Election, Town 21 

Election, State 81 

Finance Committee, Reports of 26-63 

Fire Engineers 119 

Forest Warden ........... 126 

Health, Board of . . . • 128 

Health Officer, Report of 130 

Highway, Surveyor of 138 

Honor Roll, Those in U. S. Service 176 

Library, Trustees of ......... 141 

Library, Building Committee's Report 144 

Machon School, Building Committee's Report .... 70 

Milk Inspector, Report of 134 

Moth Work, Superintendent of 123 

Motor Truck, Committee on Purchase 122 

Park Commission .......... 156 

Plumbing, Inspector of 136 

Police, Chief of 149 

Police, Special War List 10 

Poor, Overseers of 137 

Primaries, Constitutional Convention 56 

Primaries, State 78 

Public Property, Inventory of 11 

Selectmen, Board of 192 

Sewer Pumping Station, Committee's Report .... 44-153 

School Census < . • . . • . 108 

School Committee 96 

School Directory 115 

Town Accountant . 215 

Town Clerk's Statistics 85 

Town Clerk's Records 15 

Town Engineer 117 

Town Committees Appointed 9 

Town Officers Appointed 6 

Town Officers Elected 4 

Town Warrant, February 19, 1917 15 

Town Warrant, May 9, 1917 60 

Town Warrant, August 28, 1917 76 

Town Warrant, February 18, 1918 283 

Tree Warden, Report of 125 

Water and Sewerage Board 160 

Weights and Measures, Sealer of 151 



1 9 1 7 H INDEX. 

Financial Reports. 



PAGE 



Assessors' Department . . . . . . . . .221 

Auditing Department 220 

Balance Sheet 92-278 

Bureau of Statistics 86-268 

Cemetery 240-242 

Collector of Taxes 220-265 

County Tax 242 

Department Summaries 249 

District Nurse- 238 

Engineering Department 222 

Election and Registration ........ 222 

Fire Department 225 

Forest Warden 227 

German War Aid 233 

Health Department 227 

Heat and Light, G. A. R. 238 

Highway Department 230 

Insurance 238 

Interest and Maturing Debt 241 

Law Department . . . . . . . . . .221 

Legislature 219 

Library 233 

Liabilities 259 

Memorial Day . . . . N . 238 

Metropolitan Assessments 238 

Military Equipment 244 

Moth Extermination 226 

Municipal Insurance Fund 238 

Notes Payable .......... 253-257 

Park Department . 237 

Pension Fund, Nettie Smith 238 

Police Department .......... 224 

Poor Department .......... 232 

Printing Town Reports 238 

Schools 233 

Sealer of Weights and Measures ....... 226 

Selectmen's Department ......... 219 

Sewer Maintenance and Operation ....... 229 

Sewer Notes and Bonds 261 

Sewer Pumping Station . . 246 

Soldiers' Relief . . . , 233 

Soldiers' Exemption . . 239 

State Aid 233 

State Tax .... 147 

Statistics (1875-1917) 148 

Street Lighting 232 

Street Watering and Oiling 232 

Teachers' Pensions .......... 236 

Town Clerk's Department . . . * . . . .221 

Town Debt 261 

Town Hall Department ......... 222 

Treasurer's Report ... ...... 262 

Treasury Department 220 

Treasurer's Receipts .......... 215 

Tree Warden 227 

Trust Funds 242 

Water Bonds and Notes 166-260 

Water Debt Sinking Fund 167 

Water Department , 239 



SV/AMPSCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 3 i 



Elected Town Officers,' 191 7. 



Selectmen. 
Henr^y S. Baldwin, Chairman. 
William E. Carter. Clarence B. Humphrey. 

Moderator- 
Daniel F. Knowlton. 



Town Clerk. 

George T. Till. 

Town Treasurer. 
William H. Bates. 

Collector of Taxes. 
Nathan G. Bubier. 



Assessors. v 
Edward A. Maxfield, Chairman and Secretary. 
Term expires 1920. 



Peleg Gardner. 

Term expires 191 8. 



Oscar G.Poor . 
Term expires 1919. 



Water and Sewer Commissioners. 

Samuel M. Kehoe, Chairman. 
Term expires 1918. 



George D. R. Durkee. 
Term expires 1919. 



Harold G. Enholm. 
Term expires 1920. 



James T. Lyons. 
Term expires 1919. 



Robert F. Kimball. 
Term expires 1919. 



Francis E. Ingalls, 
Term expires 1920. 



Park Commissioners. 

Alfred F. Frazier. 
Term expires 1918. 

Stuart P. Ellis, Secretary. 
Term expires 1920. 

School Committee. 
Rev. Edward Tillotson, Chairman. ♦ 
Term expires 1930. 

Arthur W. Stubbs, Secretary. 
Term expires 1918. 

Trustees of Public Library. 



Frank W. Stanley, Chairman, 
Term expires 1919. 



Elizabeth J. Hadley, 
Term expires 1918. 



191 7] ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS. 



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Overseers of the Poor. 

Joseph F. Crowell, Chairman. 
Term expires 1919. 



Board of Health. 

Dr. Loring Grimes, Chairman. 
Term expires 1920. 



Surveyor of Highways. 

Michael J. Ryan. 
Term expires 191 8. 

Tree Warden. 

Everett P. Mudge. 



Harry E. Cahoon, 
Term expires 1920 



Edmund Russell, Secretary. 

Term expires 1918 



George C. Webster, 
Term expires 1919. 



John B. Cahoon, 
Term expires 1918. 



Clarence W. Horton, 



Constables. 

Frank H. Bradford, 



Charles Walter Burrill. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Appointed Town Officers, 191 7 



Town Accountant. 

Arthur C. Widger. 

Town Counsel. 

James W. Santry. 

Engineers of Fire Department. 
Wiear L. Rowell, Chairman. Horace R. Parker, Secretary. 

George P. Cahoon, Chief. 
Clarence D. Kendrick, 1st Assistant Chief. 
Fred G. Greenough, Captain. Walter A. Thomas, Captain. 

Permanent Firemen. 

Fred T. J. McNamara. Walter M. Champion 

Thomas S. Leadbetter. Frank W. Oulton. 

Lewis J. Keezer. 

Permanent Police. 

Ulysses M. Corson, Chief. 
Adelbert S. Hammond. J. Henry Pedrick. 

Charles Connell. Joseph D. Spinney. 

Charles H. Dunlap. Eugene P. Brogan. 

James C. Pearson. 

Keeper of Lockup. 

Ulysses M. Corson. 

Constables. 

Ulysses'M. Corson. J. Henry Pedrick. 

Adelbert L. Hammond. Joseph D. Spinney. 

Charles Connell. Eugene P. Brogan. 

Charles H. Dunlap. James C. Pearson. 

Superintendent of Cemetery. 

Thomas Handley. 

Superintendent of Burial of Deceased Soldiers and Sailors. 

George W. Thomas. 

Caretaker of Monument Lot. 

Michael Haley. 

Town Weigher. 

Mary N. Nies. 

Librarian of Public Library. 

Miss S. L. Honors. 

Assistant Librarian. 

Miss Lucy M. Eveleth, Special Assistant, Miss Pauline Bain. 

Forest Warden. 

Everett P. Mudge. 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS. 



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Forest Fire Warden. 

Everett P. Mudge. 

Building Inspector. 

Frank E. Morrison. 

Inspector of Animals and Provisions. 

Dr. Frank B. Stratton. 



Health Officer and Clerk of Board of Health. 

Clarence W. Horton. 

Surveyor of Lumber and Measurers of Wood and Bark. 



Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

Benjamin A. Martin. 

Agent and Janitor Town Hall. 

L. Herbert Cahoon. 

Dog Officer. 
George W. Boston. 

Field Driver. 
William H. Brown. 

Superintendent of Moth Work. 

Everett P. Mudge. 

Fence Viewers. 



Town Engineer. 

Wallace W. Pratt. 



Inspector of Milk. 

Clarence W. Horton 



Elmer P. Dyer, 



Oscar G. Poor. 



George H. Doane. 



Hulbert C. Griffin. 



Attendant Officer. 
C. Walter Burrill. 



Registrars of Voters. 



Ernest B. Thing (Republican) 
Frank D. Thurston (Democrat) 
Andrew Olsen (Democrat) 
George T. Till 



Term expires 1920. 
Term expires 1919. 
Term expires 1918. 
(ex-officio. ) 



Special Police. 



James P. M. S. Pitman. 
Lemuel W. Pickard. 
Horace W. Wardwell. 
George D. R. Durkee. 
Alfred F. Frazicr. 
Edward G. Spaulding. 
George H. Reed. 
Charles Lowd. 
L. Herbert Cahoon. 
John C. Thomas. 
George W. Boston. 
Coleman M. Wood. 
Daniel B. Collins. 
Samuel Hooper. 
Gordtan Meggison. 
Frank H. Bradford. 
Nathan H. Brown. 
G. Fred Mosley. 
Patrick Cryan. 
William D. Heath. 
Arthur W. Rowell. 



William C. McNamara. 
Charles L. Stover. 
Burton A. Fogg. 
Augustus H. Davis. 
Charles A. Bryson. 
James D. Bentley. 
Fred A. Taylor. 
William P. Brennan. 
John H. Bryson. 
Joshua B. Acker. 
Thomas Handlev. 
Per ley C. Foss. 
William H. Carroll. 
Frank P. Roache. 
Frank D. Howard. 
Almon B. Owens. 
William L. Quinn. 
James B. Kennedy. 
Edward B. Roberts, Jr. 
John E. Barry. 



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TOWN DOCUMEN i S. 



[Dec. 31 



Secretary of Selectmen. 

Arthur C. Widger. 

Secretary of Water and Sewer Commissioners. 

S. Russell Ingalls. 

Superintendent of Water Works. 

John M. Mather. 

Inspector of Plumbing. 

Martin E. Nies. 



Election Officers, Town Election, Februarv ig, 1917. 



Election Officer 
Inspector . 
Inspector . 
Deputy Inspector 
Deputy Inspector 

Tellers (Republican.) 
Harold H. Bartol. 
Thomas E. Berry. 
Arthur C. Eaton. 
Alfred F. Frazier. 
E. Marshall Kehoe. 
Horace R. Parker. 
Joseph G. Reed. 
Harold C. Snow. 



John A. Cullen, (Democrat) 
William R. Patten, (Republican) 
Francis M. Kennedy, (Democrat) 
W. Percy Norcrqss, (Republican) 
Abram G. Stone, (Democrat) 

Tellers (Democrat.) 

Peter J. Blaser. 
John B. Cahoon. 
James A. Hegarty. 
John A. Finnegan. 
James M. Kennedy. 
Frank G. Melvin. 
James H. Ryan. 
George H. Stone. 



Election Officers, Constitutional Convention Primaries, April 3, 1917. 



Election Officer 
Ballot Clerk 
Ballot Clerk . 
Deputy Ballot Clerk 
Deputy Ballot Clerk 

Tellers (Republican.) 
Charles W. Burrill. 
Thomas E. Berry. 
Arthur C. Eaton. 
Alfred F. Frazier. 
E. Marshall Kehoe. 
Horace R. Parker. 
Joseph G. Reed. 
Harold C. Snow. 



John A. Cullen, (Democrat) 
William R. Patten, (Republican) 
Francis M. Kennedy, (Democrat) 
W. Percy Norcross, (Republican) 
Abram G. Stone, (Democrat) 

Tellers (Democrat.) 

Peter J. Blaser. 
John B. Cahoon. 
James A. Hegarty. 
John A. Finnegan. 
James M. Kennedy. 
William P. Bergin. 
James H. Ryan. 
George H. Stone. 



Election Officers, Constitutional 

Election Officer 
Ballot Clerk . 
Ballot Clerk . 
Deputy Ballot Clerk 
Deputy Ballot Clerk 

Tellers (Republican.) 

Charles W. Burrill. 
Thomas E. Berry. 
Arthur C. Eaton. 
Alfred F. Frazier. 
E. Marshall Kehoe. 
Horace R. Parker. 
Joseph G. Reed. 
Harold C. Snow. 



Convention, May 1, 1917- 

John A. Cullen (Democrat) 
William R. Patten (Republican) 
Francis M. Kennedy (Democrat) 
W. Percy Norcross (Republican) 
Abram G. Stone (Democrat) 

Tellers (Democrat.) 

Peter J. Blaser. 



John B. Cahoon. 
James A. Hegarty. 
John A. Finnegan. 
James M. Kennedy. 
"William P. Bergin. 
James H. Ryan. 
George H. Snow. 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS. 



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Election Officers, State Primary, September 25, 1917. 



Election Officer 
Ballot Clerk . 
Ballot Clerk . 
Deputy Ballot Clerk 
Deputy Ballot Clerk 



John A. Cullen (Democrat) 
William R. Patten (Republican) 
Francis M. Kennedy (Democrat) 
W. Percy Norcross (Republican) 
Abram G. Stone (Democrat) 



Tellers (Republican.) Tellers (Democrat.) 

Harold H. Bartol. William P. Bergin, 

George F. Clay. John B. Cahoon. 

Harry E. Cahoon. John A. Finnegan. 

Arthur C- Eaton. James T. Lyons. 

Alfred F. Frazier. Robert Leslie. 

Horace R. Parker. Frank G. Melvin. 

Joseph G. Reed. James H. Ryan. 

Harold C. Snow. George H. Stone. 



Election Officers, 
Election Officer 
Ballot Clerk .... 
Ballot Clerk .... 
Deputy Ballot Clerk 
Deputy Ballot Clerk 



State Election, Nov. 6, 1917. 

John A. Cullen (Democrat) 
William R. Patten (Republican) 
Francis M. Kennedy (Democrat) 
W. Percy Norcross (Republican) 
Abram G. Stone (Democrat) 



Tellers (Republican.) 
Harry E. Cahoon. 
Harold C. Snow. 
Alfred F. Frazier. 
Horace R. Parker. 
George F. Clay. 
Joseph G. Reed. 
Thomas E. Berry. 
Harold H. Bartol. 



Henry S. 
William E. Carter. 



Tellers (Democrat.) 
John B. Cahoon. 
James M. Kennedy. 
Robert Leslie. 
Frank G. Melvin. 
George H. Stone. 
James H. Ryan. 
William P. Bergin. 
John A . Finr f pan. 

Board of Survey. 

Baldwin, Chairman and Secretary. 

Clarence B. Humphrey. 



APPOINTED TOWN COMMITTEES. 
Finance Committee. 

Weston K. Lewis, Chairman. 

John F. Luther, Secretary. 
F. Walter Johnson. C. Frank Hathaway 

Herbert F. Woofter. Herbert A. Cahoon. 



Sewerage Pumping Station Committee. 

Samuel M. Kehoe, Chairman. 

George D. R. Durkee. 

Harold G. Enholm. 

Henry S. Baldwin. 

William E. Carter. 

Clarence B. Humphrey, Secretary. 

Malcom F. MacLean. 

Committee on Combination Ladder Truck. 

Engineers Fire Department. 
Selectmen. 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Special Police Appointed for War Service, 1917 



Atherton, Louis M. 


Jones, Philip N. 


Baldwin, Henrj S. 


Jones, Waldo H. 


Ballard, Egbert H. 


Knowlton, Daniel F. 


Bazzoni, Lewis J. 


Libby, James L. 


Berry, Carl J. 


Lounsbury, Ralph S. 


Blaney, John J. 


Lovejoy, Clarence F. 


Blaney, Harold C. 


Marden, Lincoln J. 


Bogardus, Frederick R. 


Martin, Nathaniel R. 


Bradford, John L. 


Maxwell, Ralph 


Breed, Charles N. 


Meader, Thomas C. 


Breed, James A. 


Mitchell, Simmons E. 


Brennan, William J. 


Morrison, Frank E. 


Brown, Carroll R. 


Newcomb, Frederick W. 


Bubier, Nathan G. 


Newcomb, Harry B. 


Bunting, William M. 


Newhail, Clarence E. 


Burke, Aime H. 


Nutter, Ralph H. 


Cahill, Clarence E. 


Orne, Wendell J. 


Call, Edward E. 


Ottis, A. T. 


Carter, William E. 


Parker, Addison P. 


Cashman, Walter C. 


Parrott, Edwin H. 


Chase, Henry C. 


Phillips, Edward J. 


Childs, William A. 


Phillips, Edward W. 


Curtis, Harry M. 


Pitman, Gilbert L. 


Curtis, Winslow I. 


Plummer, W. A. 


Dantzler, Julius C. 


Randall, Charles H. 


Dillingham, Norman S. 


Roe, Arthur S. 


Donlon, Stephen 


Rowan, Thomas C. 


Druehl, Frederick H. 


Rowell, Wiear L. 


Early, Richard B. 


Sanford, George E. 


Enholm, Harold G. 


Seaton, Walter A. 


Erickson, A. W. 


Smith, R. Lee 


Field, George B. 


Smith, Whipple F. 


Forbes, Standley D. 


Porter, Charles I. 


Foster, George W. 


Soutter, James C. 


Frost, Harry M. 


Sprague, Charles F. 


Hall, Frederick S. 


Stanley, Lyman B. 


Hardy, Harry E. 


Stewart, Willoughby H. Jr. 


Hatch, Roswell F. 


Thomas, Harry B. 


Hill r William F. 


Thomas, Reginald P. 


Hills, Albert 


Tilden, Calvin S. 


Hobbs, Edward B. 


Titus, Alfred A. 


Hodges, Gilbert Jr. 


Townsend, Elgar H. 


Holmes, John A. 


Trefton, Fred A. 


Honors, John R. 


Whipple, Albert C. 


Hutchings, Clarence E. 


Widell, F. H. 


Humphrey, Clarence B. 


Woods, Frederick L. 


Humphrey, John S. 


Whitman, Willard M. 


Hudson, Harold C. 


Wright, Frank E. 


Johnson, F. Walter 


Wyman, Arnold M. 


Johnson, Walter W. 





1917] 



INVENTORY OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. 



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Inventory of Public Property. 



fliscellaneous. 

Town Hall and land $37,000 00 

House adjoining and land ..... 3,000 00 

Public Library 5,000 00 

Soldiers' Monument 3,000 00 

Hay scales ....... 800 00 

Piano 350 00 

Standard weights and measures .... 250 00 

Treasurer's safe ....... 295 00 

Town Clerk's safe 75 00 

Collector's safe ....... 50 00 

Selectmen's office fixtures 600 00 

G. A. R. Hall ^ . 9,000 00 



School Department 

Phillips School and land 
Clarke School and land 
Machon School and land 
Palmer School and land 
Hadley School and land 
Manual Training School 
Essex Street land 
School furniture 
Manual Training equipment 
Domestic Science equipment 
Books, elementary 
Books, High School 
Laboratory . 
Pianos 
Equipment 



$150,000 


00 


43,000 


00 


17,000 


00 


1 1 ,000 


00 


140,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


300 


00 




00 


1,700 


00 


1,300 


00 


3,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


3»5oo 


00 


1,250 


00 


300 


00 



$59,420 00 



$389,400 00 



Cemetery Department. 

Receiving tomb $2,000 00 

Old tomb 20 00 

House 500 00 

Land . . 5,000 00 

Implements ....... 100 00 



$7,620 00 



Police Department 



Police station 
Ambulance and garage 
Safe . 

Three desks, 11 chairs 
Cabinet 
Typewriter . 
Public statutes 
Equipment for officers 
Lung motor 



$3,300 00 
3,000 00 
100 00 
100 00 
84 00 
60 00 
10 00 

3 8 3 00 
130 00 



$7,167 00 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Street Watering Department. 

Two watering carts $400 00 

Oil wagon 600 00 

Pump 50 00 

$1,050 00 



Highway Department. 



Stone crusher plant $5,000 00 

Steam road roller ...... 3,000 00 

Storage building, stable and land, State road . 8,500 00 

Gravel bank (Marblehead) 500 00 

Locker building (Marblehead) .... 75 00 

Road machine ....... 250 00 

Water cart 200 00 

Two-horse wagon ...... 200 00 

Street sweepers ....... 300 00 

Ten snow plows 500 00 

Gutter plows ....... 75 00 • 

Sand (stored) . . . . . . 300 00 

Horse, harness, buggy, sleigh, pung and blankets, 350 00 

Equipment and supplies 580 00 

Six horse, harness, etc 2,500 00 

Tip carts 500 00 

Pungs 350 00 

Crushed stone at yard 400 00 

$23,580 00 



Assessors' Department. 



Plans and maps . 
Safe . 
Desk . 
Table . 
Chairs 

Cabinet and cards 



$3,000 00 
90 00 
25 00 
2 5 00 
5° 00 
55 00 



$3,245 00 



Park Department. 



Land, Blaney's Beach Reservation 
Buildings, Blaney's Beach Reservation 
Land, Monument Avenue Reservation 
Land, Paradise Road Playground 
Building, Paradise Road Playground 
Building Jackson Park 
Jackson Park 
Phillips Park 
Equipment and tools 
Office furniture . 
Signs, wire and tank 
Bubble fountains 



Health Department 



Dory and fittings 
Tools .... 
Hospital and ambulance 
Household goods 
Carriage shed 
Generators 
Office furnishings 
Milk inspection outfit 



$38,303 00 
7,500 00 
24,997 00 
15,205 00 
300 00 
300 00 
10,000 00 
8,000 00 
308 60 
67 00 
45 00 
100 00 



$105,125 60 



$15 00 
25 00 
2,800 00 
2 5 00 
50 00 
100 00 
250 00 
35 00 

$3,300 00 



INVENTORY OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. 



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Moth Department. 



Building 

Power sprayer and hose 
Ladders 

Small power sprayer . 
Insecticides . 
Tools, etc. . 



Poor Department. 



Safe 

Furniture 



Fire Department. 

Engine house and land, New Ocean street 
Steam fire engine 
Ladder truck and equipment 
Supply wagon 
Fire alarm system 
Harness, blankets, etc. 
Furniture and bedding 
Combination pumping outfit and equipment 
Service car .... 



Phillips Beach House. 



Chemical house and land 

Auto Combination A and equipment 

Horse drawn chemical 

Blankets, harness, etc. 

Furniture and bedding 

Tire shoes and inner tubes . 



Hose. 

Hose reel and supplies at Essex street car barn, 
Three thousand seven hundred of 2^-inch hose, 
Five hundred feet of |-inch hose 
Seven hundred feet of 2£-inch poor hose 



$135 00 
1,200 00 
59 00 
273 00 
87 00 
268 00 



$35 00 
35 00 



$7,000 00 
500 00 
7,000 00 
200 00 
8,920 00 
50 00 
300 00 
8,200 00 
600 00 



$14,000 00 
3>575 00 
500 00 
50 00 
75 00 
50 00 



$200 00 
3,130 00 



$2,022 00 



$70 00 



$3i,77o o c 



$18,250 00 



$3,53° 00 



Water Department 



Water mains and stand-pipes 
Forty-eight thousand feet land, Pine street 
Twenty thousand feet land, west of brook 
Ten acres, Thompson's meadow 
Brick building, Pine street 
Work shop and garage 
Stock on hand 
Truck (auto) 
Office furniture 

Two thousand and fifty-seven meters 



Sewer Department 



Pumping station . 
Pumping plant 
Land . 

Office furniture . 
Tools and equipment 



$154,936 21 
8,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,500 00 
3,200 00 
500 00 
400 00 
18,623 65 



$12,000 00 
11,500 00 
4,000 00 
350 00 
300 00 



$193,159 86 



$28,150 00 



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Engineering Department. 

Instruments and tools $457 °o 

Typewriter , 100 00 

Furniture 140 00 

Supplies 50 00 

■ $747 00 

Summary. 

Miscellaneous $59,420 00 

School 389,400 00 

Cemetery 7,620 00 

Police ........ 7*167 00 

Street watering 1,05000 

Highway 23,580 00 

Assessors 3> 2 45 o° 

Park 105,125 60 

Health 3,300 00 

Moth 2,022 00 

Poor 70 00 

Fire 55>55o 00 

Water 193,159 86 

Sewer 28,150 00 

Engineering 747 00 

$877,606 46 



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TOWN CLERKS RECORDS. 1 5 



Town Clerk's Records. 



Town Meeting, February 19, 1917. 
TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex ss. 

To either of the Co?istables of the Town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusets you are directed to 
notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified to vote in 
elections, and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall, in said 
Swampscott, on Monday, the nineteenth day of February, at 6 A. M., 
then and there to act on the following articles, viz : 
Article i. To choose a Moderator for one (i) year. 
Art. 2. To choose a Town Clerk for one (i) year. 

To choose three members of the Board of Selectmen for one 
(i) year. 

To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 

To choose a Collector of Taxes for one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the Public 

Library for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of School Committee for 

three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Overseers of the Poor 

for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Health for three (3) 

years. 

To choose three Constables for one (1) year. 
To choose one Park Commissioner for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Water and Sewerage Commis- 
sion for three (3) years. 
To choose one Tree Warden for one (1) year. 
All to be chosen on one ballot. 

Art. 3. To vote by ballot " Yes "or " No " upon the question : "Shal 
licenses be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town?" 

Art. 4. To vote by ballot " Yes " or " No " on the question : " Shall 
the town accept Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 of Chapter 50 of Revised 
Laws," pertaining to the assessment of betterments. 

Art, 5. To vote by ballot " Yes " or " No" on the question, " Shall 
the town accept Sections 15, 16, 17 and 18 of Chapter 50 of the Revised 
Laws," pertaining to special apportionment of betterment assessments. 

Art. 6. To vote by ballot " Yes " or " No" upon the question, "Shall 
the town accept Section 1 of Chapter 134, Special Acts of 1916," being an 
act to authorize the town to pay an annuity to the widow of Everett 
Smith as long as she remains his widow. 
Art. 7. To hear and act upon the reports of the 
Town Clerk. 
School Committee. 
Superintendent of the Cemetery. 
Town Engineer. 



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Board of Fire Engineers. 

Superintendent of Moth Work. 

Tree Warden. 

Forest Warden. 

Board of Health. 

Health Officer. 

Inspector of Milk. 

Inspector of Animals and Slaughtering. 

Inspector of Plumbing. 

Overseers of the Poor. 

Surveyor of Highways. 

Trustees of the Public Library. 

Assessors' Report. 

Chief of Police. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 
Committee on Fourth of July. 
Park Commissioners. 
Water and Sewerage Board. 
Town Department Water Rates. 
Library Building Committee. 
Building Inspector's Report. 
Swampscott Soldiers' Welfare Committee. 
Report By-Laws Committee. 
Report of Board of Selectmen. 
Town Accountant. 
Finance Committee. 
Art. 8. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Town 
Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Collector 
of Taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Water 
and Sewerage Board for the ensuing year. 

Art. ex. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Town 
Clerk for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12. To see what action the town will take in relation to salaries 
for town officials for the ensuing year. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in antici- 
pation of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 1, 1917, 
and to issue note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and the debt 
or debts incurred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said 
financial year. 

Art. 14. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Superintendent of Cemetery as 
contained in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 116. 

Art. 15. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Fire Engineers, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 120. 

Art. 16. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Superintendent of Moth Work, as 
contained in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 122. 

Art. 17. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Tree Warden, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 123. 

Art. 18. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Forest Warden, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 124. 

Art. 19. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Board of Health, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 127. 

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recommendations of the Health Officer, as contained in the Annual 
Report, on pages 131 and 132. 

Art. 21. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the Overseers of the Poor, as contained in the 
Annual Report on page 136. 

Art. 22. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Surveyor of Highways, as con- 
tained in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on pages 140 and 141. 

Art. 23. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Board of Assessors, as contained in 
the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 145. 

Art. 24. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Chief of Police, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 147. 

Art. 25. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Sealer of Weights and Measures, 
as contained in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 149. 

Art. 26. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Park Commissioners as contained 
in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on pages 153, 154, 155, 156, 
157 and 158. 

Art. 27. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Water Board, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 191.6, on pages 159, 160. 

Art. 28. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Sewerage Board, as contained in 
the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 167. 

Art. 29. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the Board of Selectmen, as contained in the Annual 
Report of December 31, 1916, on pages 184, 185, 186, 189 and 190. 

Art. 30. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
amounts as recommended by the several departments contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, pages 195, 196, 197, 198, 199 and 200. 

Art. 31. To see if the town will vote to accept Harrison avenue 
(portion), so called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and reported to 
the town at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Art. 32. To see if the town will vote to accept Manton road, so 
called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan drawn by W. W. 
Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and reported to the town 
at this meeting. 

Art. 33. To see if the town will vote to accept Sheridan terrace, so 
called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan drawn by W. W. 
Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and reported to the town 
at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Art. 34. To see if the town will vote to accept Stanwood road, so 
called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan drawn by W. W. 
Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and reported to the town 
at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Art. 35. To see if the town will vote to accept Bradlee avenue, so 
called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan drawn by W. W. 
Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and reported to the town at 
this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Art. 36. To see if the town will vote to accept Stimpson road (por- 
tion), so called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan drawn by 
W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and reported to the 
town at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Art. 37. To see if the town will vo(:e to accept Sargent road (portion), 



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so called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan drawn by W. W. 
Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and reported to the town 
at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Art. 38. To see if the town will vote to accept Prospect avenue 
(portion), so called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan drawn 
by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and reported to 
the town at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Art. 39. To see if the town will vote to accept Arbutus road, so 
called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan drawn by W. W. 
Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and reported to the town 
at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Art. 40. To see if the town will vote to accept Aspen road, so called, 
to a point 200 feet north of Arbutus road, as laid out by the Selectmen, 
shown on a plan drawn by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated Decem- 
ber, 1916, and reported to the town at this meeting, as soon as the waivers 
are signed. 

Art. 41. To see if the town will vote to accept Hillcrest circle (por- 
tion), so called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan drawn by 
W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and reported to the 
town at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Art. 42. To see if the town will extend the sewer in Essex street 
from Essex avenue easterly about 350 feet, and appropriate money for the 
same, as petitioned for by George D. R. Durkee, et als. 

Art. 43. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Banks 
road for about 500 feet southerly from Walker road, and appropriate 
money for the same, as petitioned for by Charles H. Atkins. 

Art. 44. To see if the town will vote to have the sewer in Humphrey 
street extended easterly from its present termination for a distance of 
about 500 feet towards Phillips square, and appropriate money for the 
same, as petitioned for by John L. Bradford, et als. 

Art. 45. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer in Hillcrest 
circle 200 feet from Essex street, and appropriate money for the same, as 
petitioned for by George D. R. Durkee, et als. 

Art. 46. To see if the town will vote to put a sewer in Greenwood 
terrace and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for by Vernon 
E. Backus, et als. 

Art. 47. To see if the town will vote to replace the present water 
main in Palmer avenue with a 6-inch main, and appropriate money for 
the same, as petitioned for by W. W. Johnson, et als. 

Art. 48. To see if the town will vote to extend the water main in 
Millett road for a distance of 200 feet, and appropriate money for the 
same, as petitioned for by Wiear L. Rowell, et als. 

Art. 49. To see if the town will vote to have water pipes extended in 
Northern avenue and Phillips circle, and appropriate money for the same, 
as petitioned for by John L. Bradford, et als. 

Art. 50. To see if the town will vote to replace the present 2-inch 
water main in Phillips street and Claremont terrace with a 6-inch main, 
and appropriate money for the same, as recommended by the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Art. 51. To see if the town will vote to replace the present 2-inch 
water main in Orient court with a 6-inch main, and appropriate money 
for the same, as recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Art. 52. To see if the town will vote to extend the water main in 
Buena Vista avenue, from Roy street to Bertha street, and appropriate 
money for the same, as petitioned for by C. Sanford Doughty, et als. 

Art. 53. To see if the town will vote to lay a 6-inch water main in 
Manton road, from Humphrey street to Beach Bluff avenue, to replace 
the present 2-inch pipe, and appropriate money for same, as petitioned 
for by Fred L. Hiller. 

Art. 54. To see if the town will vote to extend the water main in 



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Hillcrest circle 150 feet when the abutters have agreed to pay 6 per cent, 
for cost of construction until the amount derived from water takers shall 
equal that amount, and appropriate money for same, as petitioned for by 
George D. R. Durkee, et als. 

Art. 55. To see if the town will vote that the members of the Fire 
Department shall be excused from duty from one day out of every five, 
without loss of pay. The time and manner of excusing members of the 
Fire Department from duty in accordance with the provisions of this act 
shall be determined by the Chief, or other officer or board at the head of 
the Fire Department, as petitioned for by H. B. Sprague, et als. 

Art. 56. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $7,500 for the 
purpose of making such additions to the Palmer school as may be required 
to furnish suitable accommodations for a 4th, 5th and 6th grade, as peti- 
tioned for by Charles F. Lovejoy, et als. 

Art. 57. To see if the town will vote to increase the number of regular 
patrolmen by two, for the purpose of providing more complete and effect- 
ive police protection for the easterly end of the town, and appropriate 
money for the same, as petitioned for by John H. Blodgett, et als. 

Art. 58. To see what action the town will take in relation to increas- 
ing the salary of the regular police officers to $1,200 per year, and appro- 
priate $756 for the same, as petitioned for by James D. Bentley, et als. 

Art. 59. To see if the town will vote to increase the pay of the special 
police officers of the town from 37^ cents per hour to 41 cents per hour. 

Art. 60. To see if the town will vote to increase the pay of five (5) 
private permanent men of the Swampscott Fire Department to twelve 
hundred dollars per year, and appropriate money for the same, as peti- 
tioned for by Elias G. Hodgkins, et als. 

Art. 61. To see if the town will vote to increase the pay of the call 
men of the Swampscott Fire Department from $75 to $125 per year, and 
appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for by Elias G. Hodgkins, 
et als. 

Art. 62. To see if the town will vote to change the name of Ontario 
street in Swampscott to Superior street, as petitioned for by Clarence W. 
Horton, et als. 

Art. 63. To see isf the town will vote to construct a landing stage at 
Blaney Beach, and make an appropriation therefor, as petitioned for by 
Herbert T. Jacobs, et als. 

Art. 64. To see if the town will construct a concrete pavement with 
curbing, on Essex street, from the Lynn line, easterly, to the present con- 
crete roadway, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for by 
Oscar G. Poor, et als. 

Art. 65. To see if the town will vote to resurface Cedar Hill terrace, 
and appropriate money for the same, as recommended by the Surveyor of 
Highways. 

Art 66. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $675, to be 
placed in the hands of the Town Treasurer, under the provisions of Sec- 
tions 1 and 2 of Chapter 498 of Acts of 1908, entitled, "An act to authorize 
cities and towns to establish a pension fund for teachers in the public 
schools." 

Art. 67. To hear and act upon the Report of the Committee appointed 
to investigate conditions at the sewerage pumping station, and appropriate 
money for the same. 

Art. 68. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of $800 
for the observance of the Fourth of July, the money to be spent under the 
direction of the Park Commissioners and four other citizens, to be 
appointed from the floor, as petitioned for by Nathan G. Bubier, et als. 

Art. 69. To see if the town will vote to construct a granolithic side- 
walk and put in edgestones on Paradise road, from the corner of Ellis road 
to the junction of Paradise road and Norfolk avenue, along what is known 
as "The Paradise Road Playgrounds," and to construct a concrete sidewalk 
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Norfolk avenues to the junction of Norfolk avenue and Paradise road, along 
what is known as " The Paradise Road Playgrounds," and appropriate 
money. for the same, as petitioned for by Alfred F. Frazier, et als. 

Art. 70. To hear and act upon the report of the Machon School 
Building Committee, and appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 71. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money for the 
employment of district or other nurses, in accordance with the provisions 
of Chapter 72 of the Acts of 191 1, as petitioned for by H. M. Lowd, et als. 

Art. 72. To see if the town will borrow the sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, to be used for grading, fencing and erecting stands at 
Phillips park, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 312 of the 
Acts of 1916, as petitioned for by C. Irving Lindsey. 

Art. 73 To see if the town will appropriate the sum of one thousand 
dollars ($1,000) for the employment of a public health nurse, as authorized 
by Chapter 72, Section 1, of the Acts of 191 1, the said nurse to be under 
the control and direction of the Board of Health, as petitioned for by 
Loring Grimes, et als. 

Art. 74. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Health 
to purchase an automobile for the use of the health officer, and appropriate 
money for the same, as petitioned for by Elias G. Hodgkins, et als. 

Art. 75. To see if the town will vote to resurface Beach Bluff avenue 
from the railroad track to Atlantic avenue, the adjoining owners to pay a 
portion of the expense thereof, and appropriate money for the same, as 
recommended by the Board of Selectmen. 

Art. 76. To see if the town will adopt the following by-law : 

Chapter V. 

Section 3. Every contract exceeding the sum of five hundred ($500) 
dollars shall be accompanied by security by bond or otherwise conditioned 
upon the faithful performance of the same. 

Art. 77. To see if the town will adopt the following by-law : 

Chapter XII. 

Section 4. Any person intending to erect a dwelling house or other 
building of a character not described in Chapter 635 of the Acts of 191 2 shall 
make an application in writing to the Inspector of Buildings for a permit 
for the erection of the same on a form furnished by such Inspector. 

He shall submit to said Inspector all plans and specifications pertaining 
thereto, and no work shall be done until a permit has been issued therefor. 

No person having obtained such a permit shall proceed with any work 
without first notifying the Inspector as to the time such work is to begin. 

No permit issued by such Inspector, whether for a new building or for 
alteration, shall be in force for a period longer than one year. 

Sect. 5. Any alteration in or addition to any building already erected, 
or hereafter to be built, of a character not described in Chapter 635 of the 
Acts of 1912, except necessary repairs thereon, not affecting the construc- 
tion of the external or party walls, chimneys or stairways, shall, to the 
extent of such work, be subject to these by-laws, and a permit therefor 
shall be obtained in the manner described in Section 4. 

The rebuilding or repairing of any buildings which have been damaged 
by fire or other casualties shall be subject to the restrictions which are 
imposed on the erection of new buildings by these by-laws. 

Sect. ii. The external walls of any building or any projection thereof 
except such as described in Chapter 635 of the Acts of 1912, shall not be 
placed nearer than three feet to the line of dividing the premises upon 
which such building rests from the adjacent premises. 

Art. 78. To appropriate and raise, by borrowing or otherwise, such 
sum or sums of money as may be necessary for all or any of the purposes 
mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

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And you are directed to serve this Warrant, by posting attested copies 
thereof at the Town Hall, Depots, Post Offices and three other public and 
conspicuous places in the town, seven days at least before the time of 
holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with jour 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of meeting as 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this seventh day of February, in the year 1917. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
A true copy : Attest : Selectmen of Swampscott. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

Return on the Warrant. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have notified the legal 
voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said Warrant at the 
Town Hall, Post Offices, Depots and three other and public conspicuous 
places in said Swampscott, on Saturday, February 10th, 1917, the posting 
of said notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 

Annual Town Meeting, February 19, 1917. 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters of the town 
assembled at the Town Hall on Monday, February 19, 1917, and were 
called to order at 6 o'clock A. M. by Daniel F. Knowlton, Moderator. 
The Warrant to and including Article 16 and the Constable's return thereon 
was read by the Town Clerk. 

Voted, To defer the reading of the balance of the Warrant until 10 
o'clock in the forenoon. 

The balance of the Warrant was read to the meeting by the Town Clerk 
at 10 o'clock. 

The following were qualified by the Town Clerk for their respective duties. 

Ballot Clerks : John A. Cullen (Dem.); William R. Patten (Rep.); 
Francis M. Kennedy (Dem.). Deputies : Abram G. Stone (Dem.); W. 
Percy Norcross (Rep.). The deputies appeared but were not qualified. 

The ballots were delivered to the ballot clerks in the usual manner. 
There were prepared 1980 general and 300 special ballots. The following 
were qualified as Tellers : Republicans, Harold C. Snow, Alfred F. 
Frazier, Arthur C. Eaton, Thomas E. Berry, E. Marshall Kehoe, Harold 
H. Bartol, Joseph G. Reed and Horace R. Parker. Democrats, James A. 
Hegarty, John B. Cahoon, Jas. M. Kennedy, Frank G. Melvin, George H. 
Stone, James H. Ryan, Peter J. Blaser and John A. Finnegan. 

Voted, To keep the polls open until sunset, 5.21 P. M. 

There were 1,034 general ballots and 66 special ballots cast, the ballot 
box register was 1,033, the number of checks on the voting lists was 1,034. 

At 9.10 P. M. the following result of balloting was announced : 

For Moderator — Daniel F. Knowlton, 818, elected; blanks, 216. 

Town Clerk— George T. Till, 829, elected ; blanks, 205. 

Selectmen — Henry S. Baldwin, 714, elected; William E. Carter, 666, 
elected; Clarence B. Humphrey, 526, elected; James F. Caton, 417; 
Robert Leslie, 300; Hazen W. Tyler, 133 ; blanks, 346. 

Treasurer — William H. Bates, 881, elected; blanks, 153. 

Assessor — Three years, Edward A. Maxfield, 838, elected; blanks, 196. 

Collector of Taxes — Nathan G. Bubier, 867, elected; blanks, 167. 

School Committee, three years — Edward Tillotson, 616, elected; Frank 
A. Butler, 384; blanks, 100. » 

Overseer of Poor, three years — Harry E. Cahoon, 851, elected ; blanks, 183. 



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Member Board of Health, three years — Loring Grimes, M. D., 835, 
elected; blanks, 199. 

Member Water and Sewerage Board, three years — Harold G. Enholm, 
470, elected; Charles E. Hodgdon, 467; blanks, 97. 

Park Commissioner, three years — Stuart P. Ellis, 507, elected ; Jonathan 
P. Blaney, 462; blanks, 65. 

Trustee of Public Library, three years — Francis E. Ingalls, 825* 
elected ; blanks, 209. 

Tree Warden — Everett P. Mudge, 829, elected; blanks, 205 

Constables — Frank H. Bradford, 606, elected; Charles Walter Burrill, 
625, elected; Clarence W. Horton, 649, elected; Edward B. Roberts, Jr., 
469; blanks, 753. 

License Question — Yes, 133; No, 777; blanks, 124. 

On the Acceptance of Sectionsi, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8, of Chapter 50 of 
the Revised Laws, pertaining to the assessment of betterments, Yes, 278; 
No, 237 ; blanks, 519. 

On the acceptance of Sections 15, 16, 17 and 18, of Chapter 50 of the 
Revised Laws, pertaining to special appointment of betterment assess- 
ments, Yes, 276; No. 197; blanks 561. 

On the acceptance of Section 1 of Chapter 134 of the Special Acts of 

1916, authorizing the town to pay an annuity to the widow of Everett 
Smith, Yes, 530; No, 173; blanks, 351. 

Voted, To adjourn at 9.30 P. M. to Tuesday evening, February 20, 

1917, at 7.45 o'clock. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

Adjourned Annual Meeting, February 20, 1917. 

In accordance with the foregoing adjournment, the voters of the town 
assembled at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening, February 20, 1917. 

The meeting was called to order at 8.15 o'clock, the necessary number 
of voters being present, by Daniel F. Knowlton, Moderator. 

The records of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Voted, Article 7. To accept all reports as printed referring all recom- 
mendations regarding appropriation to the Finance Committee. 

Articles 8, 9, 10, n and 12 referred to Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 13. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee as follows : 

That the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen, may be arid 
hereby is, authorized to borrow money from time to time in anticipation 
of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1917* to an 
amount not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of $250,000, and to issue 
a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, any debt or debts incur- 
red under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial year. 
(Unanimous.) 

Article 14 to 31 inclusive referred to Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 32. To accept Manton road as laid out by the Selectmen. 

Voted, Article 33. To select Sheridan terrace as laid out by the Select- 
men, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Voted, Article 34. To accept Stanwood road as laid out by the Select- 
men, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Voted, Article 35. To accept Bradlee avenue as laid out by the Select- 
men, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Voted, Article 36. To accept Stimpson road (portion) as laid out by 
the Selectmen, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Voted, Article 37. To accept Sargent road (portion) as laid out by the 
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Voted, Article 38. To accept Prospect avenue (portion) as laid out by 
the Selectmen, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Voted, Article 39. To accept Arbutus road as laid out by the Select- 
men, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Voted, Article 40. To accept Aspen road as laid out by the Selectmen, 
as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Voted, Article 41. To accept Hill Crest circle (portion) as laid out by 
the Selectmen, as soon as the waivers are signed. 

Articles 42 to 61 inclusive referred to Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 62. To accept and adopt this article changing the name 
of Ontario street to Superior street. 

Articles 63 to 66 inclusive referred to Finance Committee. 

Voted, to lay Article 67 upon the table. 

Articles 68 and 69 referred to Finance Committee. 

Article 70, report of the Machon School Building Committee read. 

To the Voters of the Town of Swampscott: 

At the special town meeting of September 29, 1916, your committee 
reported on a proposition to build an eight room school building with an 
assembly hall on the present schoolhouse site on Essex street. Your com- 
mittee's recommendations, which were adopted at the adjourned special 
town meeting on October 20th, were as follows : 

"That an option until March 1, 1917, be secured by the town on the 
Durkee property. That a committee be appointed to secure the services 
of an architect to provide plans and specifications for an eight room 
building and assembly hall. That the committee report in full as to the 
cost of this project at the next annual town meeting. 

On examination of the site, your committee found that it would be 
necessary to take approximately 12,000 square feet of land lying on the 
east belonging to George D. R. Durkee, the estimated cost of which was 
$2,750. Architects were then invited to submit plans in competition for 
an eight room building and assembly hall on this site. The result indi- 
cated a difference of opinion as to whether the building should be located 
on the higher or lower elevation fronting Essex street. Each architect in 
the competition was called into consultation with your committee and the 
unanimous conclusion was reached that the cost to build on this site would 
be excessive. The use of this site would not only entail the excavation 
of an immense amount of ledge but also extraordinary expense in pre- 
paring the playground, building proper approaches, arranging for ade- 
quate drainage, and above all, making such disposition of the topography 
as to guarantee the safety of the children. 

Your committee became satisfied that to build on this site even under 
the most auspicious placing of the structure, would entail an extra cost of 
approximately $8,000. Tt was therefore unanimously decided to abandon 
the Machon School site and take up the consideration of other proposi- 
tions. Those available in the vicinity seemed to be the Burrill lot, at the 
junction of Burrill and Essex streets, the Jackson Park Playground and 
land on Burpee road and Essex street. After giving due consideration 
to the advantages of each, your committee unanimously voted to recom- 
mend the Burpee road site and to recommend that the Board of Selectmen 
be given authority to take the necessary steps to secure for schoolhouse 
purposes the parcel of land bounded and described as follows : Easterly 
by Jackson park, southerly bv Essex street, westerly by Burpee road and 
northerly by a line 150 feet from and parallel to Essex street. 

The Burpee road lot has educational advantages similar to those which 
obtain at the Machon School site. It is adjacent to Jackson park which 
would afford the children a splendid playground. It is located at a point 
which promises to be a future center of a considerable school population. 
It is easy of access from all the area it would serve. It would be a strong 
aid in the development of this part of the town. The slight improve- 
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the way of taking the land for school purposes. It undoubtedly can be 
purchased at a price much less than what the sale of the Machon School 
site would bring and thereby provide a lot at no. cost to the town with a 
balance to go into the town treasury for other purposes. 

Because of the abandonment of the Machon School site your committee 
has been unable to proceed with plans and specifications for a building, as 
the question of the selection of a lot must first be determined in order that 
your committee may proceed intelligently. If its recommendation with 
regard to the Burpee road site meets with the approval of the townspeople, 
steps will be taken immediately to place before you at an early meeting 
complete plans for the proposed building, together with actual figures as 
to cost. 

Thanking you for your consideration, we are, 

(Signed) EDWARD TILLOTSON, Chairman, 
ARTHUR W. STUBBS, 
ROBERT F. KIMBALL, 
HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY. 

Voted, To accept the report as read. 

Voted, To divide the report of the Machon School Building Committee. 

Voted, To adopt that portion of report of Machon School Building Com- 
mittee pertaining to site, giving the Selectmen authority to take the neces- 
sary steps to secure for school house purposes the parcel of land bounded 
and described as follows : Easterly by Jackson Park, southerly by Essex 
street, westerly by Burpee road and northerly by a line 150 feet from and 
parallel to Essex street. 

Voted, To refer the Machon School matter back to the same committee, 
to procure plans and specifications and report at a future meeting. 

Articles 71 to 75 inclusive referred to Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 76, To accept and adopt the following By-Law : 

Chapter 5, Section 3. Every contract exceeding the sum of five hundred 
dollars ($500) shall be accompanied by security, by bond or otherwise, 
conditioned upon the faithful performance of the same. 

Voted, Article 77, To accept and adopt the following By-Law : 

Chapter 12, Section 4. Any person intending to erect a dwelling house 
or other building of a character not described in Chapter 635 of the Acts 
of 1912 shall make an application in writing to the Inspector of Buildings 
for a permit for the erection of the same on a form furnished by such 
Inspector. 

He shall submit to said Inspector all plans and specifications pertaining 
thereto, and no work shall be done until a permit has been issued 
therefor. 

No person having obtained such a permit shall proceed with any work 
without first notifying the Inspector as to time such work is to begin. 

No permit issued by such inspector, whether for a new building or for 
alteration, shall be in force for a period longer than one year. 

Section 5. Any alteration in or addition to any building already 
erected, or hereafter to be built, of a character not described in Chapter 
635 of the Acts of 1912, except necessary repairs thereon, not 
affecting the construction of the external or party walls, chimneys or 
stairways, shall, to the extent of such work, be subject to these by-laws, 
and a permit therefor shall be obtained in the manner described in 
Section 4. 

The rebuilding or repairing of any buildings which have been damaged 
by fire or other casualties, shall be subject to the restrictions wbich are 
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Section n. The external walls of any building, or any projection 
thereof, except such as described in Chapter 635 of the Acts of 1912, shall 
not be placed nearer than three feet to the line of dividing the premises 
upon which such building rests from the adjacent premises. 

Article 78 was referred to Finance Committee. 

Voted, That when we adjourn it be to Tuesday evening, March 27, at 
8 o'clock. 

Voted, To accept and adopt the following resolution : 

Whereas, the tax rate of Swampscott has steadily increased during the 
past several years, 

And, whereas, this condition is due largely to the ease with which 
money is appropriated at our town meeting, 

Now, therefore, be it resolved that a committee, consisting of five 
voters, be appointed by the Moderator, for the purpose of studying the 
situation, with the view particularly of recommending some method of 
voting by ballot upon questions involving the appropriation or expendi- 
ture of money,' with instructions to report theron at the next Annual 
Town Meeting. 

Voted, To adjourn at 9.30 P. M. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

Adjourned Annual Meeting, 1916. 

Agreeable to the last adjournment of the Annual Town Meeting of 1916. 
The meeting was called to order at 9.30 o'clock, February 20, 1917. 
Voted, to dissolve the Annual Meeting of 1916. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 
Swampscott, February 20, 1917. 
Petition was received for a recount of votes cast February 19 for Mem- 
ber of the Water and Sewerage Board for three years, signed by ten voters. 

The votes were recounted by the Board of Registrars on Wednesday 
evening, February 21, which resulted in one additional for Charles E. 
Hodgdon, the result being same as before declared, Harold G. Enholm 
being elected ; declaration was made accordingly. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

Adjourned Annual Meeting, March 27, 1917. 

In accordance with the adjournment of February 20, the voters of the 
town assembled at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening, March 27, 1917. 

The meeting was called to order by Daniel F. Knowlton, Moderator, 
promptly at eight o'clock, there being the necessary number of voters 
present to transact business. 

Voted, To waive the reading of the records of the last meeting. 

Voted, To adopt the following resolutions in support of the Govern- 
ment, adopted by a unanimous rising vote. 

Resolutions by the voters of Swampscott in support of the Govern- 
ment : — 

Whereas, our country has been brought to the verge of war by the 
unlawful acts of a foreign power; and 

Whereas, the problem of preparation for this event is fraught with the 
greatest difficulties, requiring the patriotic co-operation of every citizen 
to bring it to a successful issue ; 

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the voters of Swampscott in Town 
Meeting assembled that we pledge our support to the President and his 
co-workers in this hour of national peril, and that we will take an active 
part in all measures proposed for the protection of our country. 



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Further, be it resolved that this resolution be spread on the records of 
the town, and that the Board of Selectmen be instructed to send a copy to 
the President of the United States. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY. 
Board of Selectmen, Stva?npscott, Mass. 

Dated March 27, 1917. 

Voted, To accept the report of the Finance Committee as read by 
Weston K. Lewis, Chairman. 

Report of the Finance Committee. 

To the Citizens of S wampscott: 

Your Finance Committee submits herewith its report on the Warrant 
for the Annual Town Meeting for 1917. 

Aside from the intrinsic merit or necessity of the appropriations 
asked by the regular departments and by the special articles, your Com- 
mittee has, as last year, had constantly before it the effect of appropria- 
tions upon the tax rate. Last year your Committee found itself obliged 
in compliance with what it believed were the reasonable demands of the 
citizens for maintenance and improvements to make recommendations 
necessarily resulting in a substantial increase in the tax rate. Believing 
now as we did then that apart from the direct increase in the burden on 
the tax payers, a high tax rate is extremely detrimental both from an 
economic and from the advertising point of view, we have made every 
effort this year consistent with meeting real necessities to confine our 
recommendations within such limits as will not increase the rate. While 
we are not aware that any particular limit has been fixed for the propor- 
tion which taxation should bear to valuation, numerous examples of the 
deadening effect of a high rate upon the proper growth and development 
of towns are not far to seek. With this in mind, we believe that the 
present rate must not be exceeded unless we are prepared to inflict per- 
manent injury upon our town. In this connection, we submit the follow- 
ing table showing the relative increases in valuation and appropriations 
of the town : 

Appropriations 



The Valuation Increased Incteased 

From 1912 to 1913 . .065 .196 

From 1913 to 1914 . .063 .077 

From 1914 to 1915 . .128 .091 

From 1915 to 1916 . .039 .143 

Average 1912-1916 . .073 .126 



It is plain that this disproportion cannot continue indefinitely without 
economic disaster. The time to stop it is now. 

There is another consideration which leads your Committee to 
recommend restraint in the matter of appropriations. The Income Tax 
Law has gone into effect and no local taxes are assessed upon incomes or 
intangibles. The law guarantees the town as its share of the Income 
Tax not less than the amount raised by taxation from intangible personal 
property and incomes by the town in 191 q. This is very well as far as it 
goes, but in the first place there is no assurance that the proceeds of the 
Income Tax will be sufficient to satisfy the guarantee, and it is entirely 
conceivable that the State Tax apportioned to the town will consequently 
be substantially increased to meet the deficit. Furthermore, the appor- 
tionment of the Income Tax after this year is wholly in the hands of the 
Legislature and it is uncertain as to how towns like ours will fare in the 
distribution which may be determined upon. The latter consideration 
applies particularly to the obligations incurred this year to be paid out of 
the tax levy in future years. 

It is a matter of common report that the extent of the appropriations by 
this year's Legislature is a source of concern and that the State Tax will 



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be larger. We have no reason to believe that our County and Metropolitan 
Park contributions will be diminished. 

The town departments ask appropriations from current revenue 
totalling $394,227.00. Special articles in the Warrant call for $12,396.00 
more, making the total asked for $406,623.00. To meet this, there is 
$43,350.00 estimated receipts from sources other than taxation, $80,000.00 
estimated apportionment of Income Tax, leaving a balance of $283,273.00 
to be raised by local taxation. The Assessors estimate the real estate 
valuation at $12,000,000 and tangible personal property at $600,000. 
Assuming a $20.00 tax rate, the amount available from these sources 
would be $252,000, or $31,273 less than the amount necessary, if appropri- 
ations are to be made in accordance with the recommendations and special 
articles. As every $12,600 appropriated in excess of the above amount of 
$252,000 to be raised by taxation, will add one dollar to the tax rate, the 
problem confronting the town is obvious. 

In addition to the amounts proposed to be expended from current 
income, the town departments ask for note issues totalling $47,000 and 
special articles ask for $95,500 which could be obtained by issuing notes, 
a total of $152,000. Of this, $128,650 would have to be borrowed within 
the debt limit. In 1915, according to the latest Bulletin of the Bureau of 
Statistics, Swampscott was eleventh among eighty-one towns in Massa- 
chusetts graded from high to low on the basis of percentage of fixed debt 
to valuation. To authorize the note issues asked would increase the 
general debt (excluding sewer and water notes) almost 50 per cent. 
General Debt outstanding is $330,800.00. The debt limit allowed by law 
is $460,000.00. 

With the foregoing considerations in mind, your Committee has given 
thoughtful attention to the recommendations of the departments and the 
proposals for special expenditures. Substantially without exception the 
former reflected sincere interest in the public welfare and the latter were 
natural and not unreasonable requests. The Committee has regretted its 
inability to approve all the recommendations and proposals as made. It 
believes that pursuant to its recommendations, economies can be effected 
without serious impairment of the efficiency of the departments and with 
reference to the special articles without depriving citizens of their reason- 
able and rightful share in the benefits of our common government. 

We would call the attention of the citizens to the large number of 
telephones which the town is paying for, as listed in the telephone direc- 
tory under the heading "Town of Swampscott." The total cost to the 
town for the rental of these telephones, including toll charges, was 
$1,568.78. From this should be deducted $175.15 for reimbursement, 
making the net cost to the town $1,393.63. 

Of the thirty-nine telephones in the names of individuals, the six in the 
names of privates in the Police and Fire Departments are paid for in 
full by the men themselves, less the customary 33- percent, discount. 
The others are paid for by the town. 

We are convinced that a reduction could be made in this item of expense 
without any detriment to the public service ; and we recommend that this 
question be taken up at once by the various departments. 

Article 8. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Town 
Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

We recommend the amount of bonds to be required of the Town Treas- 
urer be $15,000. 

Article 9. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Collector 
of Taxes for the ensuing year. 

We recommend the amount of bonds to be required of the Collector of 
Taxes be $10,000. 

Article 10. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Water 
and Sewerage Board for the ensuing year. 

We recommend the amount of bonds to be required of the Water and 
Sewerage Board be $3,000 for each member. 



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Article 11. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Town 
Clerk for the ensuing year. 

We recommend the amount of bonds to be required of the Town Clerk 
be $1,000. 

Article 12. To see what action the town will take in relation to salaries 
for town officials for the ensuing year. 

We recommend that the salaries of the town officials remain the same 
as last year for the ensuing year with the following exceptions : 

Since the appointment of the Health Officer, a great many of the duties 
formerly performed by members of the Board of Health are now performed 
by him, and we find that it is a fact that the Health Officer now does the 
bulk of the active work of the department. For this reason, we believe 
that without injustice, the salaries paid to the members of the Board of 
Health may be reduced, and we recommend that the salaries of these 
officers hereafter be as follows : 

Chairman ........ $100 00 

Associates ....... 75 00 each 

The salary of the Tree Warden is dealt with under Article 16. 

Article 14. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Superintendent of Cemetery as con- 
tained in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 116. 

Your Committe has considered the report of the Superintendent of 
Cemetery. The continuance of the wall near Wright street, for which 
$800 is asked, is not an urgent matter and can well be postponed until a 
more opportune time. 

We recommend the appropriation of $100 for an addition to the tool 
house, and $1,400 for the care and maintenance of the cemetery. 

Articles 15 and 67. To see what action the town will take in relation 
to the recommendations in the report of the Fire Engineers, as contained 
in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 120. 

SALARIES OF ASSISTANT CHIEF AND CAPTAINS 
OF FIRE DEPARTMENT. 
As these officers are at present receiving the same salary — $21 per week — 
as the men under them, who have less responsibility, we feel they are 
fairly entitled to the increase advised by the Board of Engineers ; and we, 
therefore, recommend that the salaries of the assistant chief and captains 
be made $23 and $22 per week, respectively. 

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN THE FIRE 
ALARM SYSTEM. 
We are advised that the greater portion of the sum desired ($400) is for 
extending the underground wire conduit in Burrill street, from Thomas 
road to the Town Hall, and laying cables therein from the Central Engine / 
House on New Ocean street. This would allow the fire alarm whistle to 
be operated from Fire Headquarters, even if the rest of the system was 
disabled for any cause. Believing that this is a necessary expenditure for 
the better protection of life and property, we recommend the appropria- 
tion of $400 for this purpose. 

MOTOR LADDER TRUCK. 
After further investigation of the cost of maintenance of a motor ladder 
truck as contrasted with a horse drawn truck, and after further experience 
and observation of the actual working of the horse drawn truck on long 
runs, the committee is of the opinion that the ladder truck should be 
motorized. 

We have considered so much of Article 15 as relates to the purchase of 
a motor ladder truck in connection with Article 67, calling for the appro- 
priation of $12,000 for the installation of new equipment in the Sewerage 
Pumping Station, and after careful consideration, we recommend that the 
sum of $6,200 be appropriated for the purpose of motorizing the ladder 



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truck and the addition of a chemical tank or for the purchase of a com- 
bination motor ladder truck to take the place of the present apparatus, 
the same to be raised in the manner hereinafter described. 

We recommend that the above amount be disbursed under the direction 
of a committee consisting of the Board of Selectmen and Board of Fire 
Engineers and the Chief of the Fire Department, and this committee be 
further authorized to dispose of the horses and the present ladder truck, 
or so much thereof as may be desirable for the purpose of accomplishing 
the above recommendation. 

Concerning Article 67, We recommend the appropriation of $12,000 as 
advised necessary by the committee having the matter in charge for the 
purposes specified in their report, the amount to be raised in the manner 
hereinafter described; the work to be done under the direction of a joint 
committee, consisting of the Water and Sewerage Board, the Board of 
Selectmen, and one other citizen to be appointed by the Moderator, and 
we further recommend that this committee be given authority to dispose 
of such equipment and material as may no longer be required. 

The total of the above appropriations aggregates $18,200.00, of 
which in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act, 
under which a loan for this purpose can be authorized, $4,200.00 must be 
taken out of the tax levy for the current year; we, therefore, recommend 
that said sum of $4,200.00 be appropriated from the tax levy for the 
current year, and that the balance, namely, $14,000.00, be borrowed by 
bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 16. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Superintendent of Moth Work, as 
contained in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 122. 

We believe that the head of a department giving his whole time to the 
town should be employed at a salary and not by the day. 

We recommend that so long as the offices of Superintendent of Moth 
Work, Tree Warden and Forest Warden are held by one man he receive 
one salary for the three offices in the sum of $21.00 per week. 

We recommend the appropriation of $5,000 for the work of the Moth 
Department. 

Article 17. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Tree Warden, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 123. 

We recommend the appropriation of $1,125 f° r the expenses of the 
Tree Warden, $250 of this to be used for trimming, repairing and 
removing trees at the cemetery. 

Article 18. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Forest Warden, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 124. 

As the expenses of the Forest Warden are almost entirely dependent on 
the occasion for his services, and in the last two years have been only 
$122 and $44 respectively, we recommend that the sum of $75 be 
appropriated for this department. 

Article 19. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendation of the report of the Board of Health, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 127. 

SEWER EXTENSION IN MOUNTAIN PARK. 
After a careful examination of conditions, we believe that the sewer 
should not be extended in Mountain Park until a comprehensive plan 
has been prepared for sewering the whole section, without which, 
we believe, the town is likely to run into serious difficulties. We, there- 
fore, recommend that the Town Engineer prepare such a plan and sub- 
mit it to the Water and Sewerage Board for approval. 

BROOKS AND DRAINS. 
We have gone over this matter carefully and believe the care of the 
brooks and drains pronerly belongs to the Sewer Department. We, 



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therefore, recommend that the care of the brooks and drains be placed 
under the supervision of the Sewer Department, and that $300 be 
appropriated for same. 

We recommend the appropriation of $3,064 for Health and Sanitation ; 
$936 for the salary of the Health Officer ; and $4,200 for Refuse and 
Garbage. 

Article 20. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the Health Officer, as contained in the Annual 
Report, on pages 131 and 132. 

The recommendations of the Health Officer are taken care of in the 
Report of the Board of Health and Article 73, and no special recommen- 
dations are necessary in this connection. 

Article 21. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the Overseers of the Poor, as contained in the 
Annual Report on page 136. 

After the printing of the Town Report, the Overseers of the Poor 
advised us that they believed that they could carry on the work of their 
department for $3,300 and we, therefore, recommend the appropriation of 
this amount. 

Article 22. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the report of the Surveyor of Highways as contained 
in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on pages 140 and 141. 

We recommend the appropriation of $300 for the purpose of repairing 
the sidewalk, retaining wall and fence at the foot of Millett road and 
making the same safe for travel. 

The paving of Essex street is discussed under Article 64. 

We have inspected Burrill street from Railroad avenue to New Ocean 
street under various weather conditions, and in our opinion the expendi- 
ture of $11,000, the amount estimated by the Surveyor of Highways to do 
the proposed work, is not necessary at present. We recommend that 
action on this recommendation be indefinitely postponed. 

For reasons similar to the foregoing, we have not included in the gen- 
eral appropriations for the department any appropriation for tar penetra- 
tion work on Burrill street. 

We recommend the following appropriations for the Highway Depart- 



ment : 

General Expenses $17,500 00 

Seal Coating 2,000 00 

Snow and Ice Removal ..... 3>5oo 00 

Sidewalks and Curbing ..... 1,800 00 

Street Watering and Oiling .... 5,000 00 

Street Construction 2,00000 



$31,800 00 

We note that there still remains an unexpended balance of $893.87 from 
the amount raised in 1915 for a concrete pavement on Humphrey street. 

We recommend that the Surveyor of Highways proceed to finish the 
work for which this money was appropriated. 

Article 23. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the report of the Board of Assessois, as contained in 
the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 145. 

In the budget of the Assessors' Department (page 195) is included an 
item of $250 for engineering. As this does not represent an actual dis- 
bursement, and is not received in any way by the Engineering Depart- 
ment, we see no reason why it should be included in the appropriation. 
We, therefore, recommend the appropriation of $1,750 for the Assessors' 
Department. 

Article 24. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the report of the Chief of Police, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 147. 



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After conference with the Chief of Police and with the citizens who ask 
under Article 57 for additional police protection, the conclusion was 
reached that by increasing the appropriation by $500, adequate additional 
service could be obtained both for the work contemplated by Article 57 
and other work. 

We recommend the appropriation of $12,000 for the Police Department. 
We further recommend a special appropriation of $135 for the purpose of 
paying the Chief of Police the balance of his salary for 1915 for the rea- 
sons set forth in the letter of Town Counsel on page 188 of the Town 
Report. 

Article 25. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the report of the Sealer of Weights and Measures, as 
contained in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 149. 

In our report to the town at the last Annual Town Meeting, we recom- 
mended that the salary of the Sealer of Weights and Measures be increased 
to $100 because of the increased duties imposed by the state. We do not 
believe the duties of this officer will require much, if any, more time this 
year than last. 

We recommend that $100 for salary and $70 for general expenses be 
appropriated under this article. 

Article 26. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the report of the Park Commissioners, as contained 
in the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on pages 153, 154, 155, 156, 157 
and 158. 

After careful consideration of the report of the Park Commissioners, 
we recommend the following appropriations : 

Blaney's Beach Reservation ....$] 
Jackson Park 
Phillips Park (upkeep) 
Monument Avenue 
Paradise Road 



Sundries 
Water Rates 
Lawn Mower 



,200 00 
500 00 
200 00 
700 00 
400 00 
300 00 
125 00 
75 00 



$3,500 00 

Article 27. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the report of the Water Board, as contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on pages 159, 160. 

We recommend that the unexpended balances from the following special 
appropriations : 

Sargeant and Aspen Roads 

Linden Avenue 

Bertha and Jessie Streets 

Ocean Avenue 

Gale Avenue . 

Bradlee Avenue 



1915 


$101 18 


1915 


52 91 


1915 


5 04 


1916 


176 21 


1916 


1,126 75 


1916 


43 




$1,610 52 



be transferred to an emergency fund to be drawn on by a recorded vote of 
the Water and Sewerage Board upon proper petition for the extension of 
water mains as recommended in their report. 

Article 28. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the report of the Sewerage Board, as contained in 
the Annual Report, December 31, 1916, on page 167. 

We recommend the following appropriations for the Water and Sewer- 
age Board : 

Sewer Maintenance $6,400 00 

Plans . . . . . . . . 300 00 

Safe 300 00 



Particular Sewers 



$7,000 00 
800 00 



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Article 29. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the Board of Selectmen, as contained in the Annual 
Report of December 31, 1916, on pages 184, 185, 186, 189 and 190. 

We recommend an appropriation of $6,000 for isolated and continuous 
walks. 

We recommend an appropriation of $1,665 f° r improvements in the 
Town Hall to be carried out under the direction of the Board of Select- 
men. 

We recommend that the sum of $1,000 received by the town under 
the will of the late Mary L. Thomson be transferred to the Trustees of 
the Public Library with authority to expend the same in accordance with 
the terms of the will. 

We recommend that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to prepare 
and present a bill before the Legislature seeking permission to sell part 
of Jackson Park to the state for the purpose of erecting an armory and 
necessary buildings for Battery E, First Regiment Artillery, provided that 
the portion of the park so sought to be sold shall be confined to the upland 
at the easterly side, and provided further that any conveyance made to the 
state in pursuance of such authority shall be conditioned upon the property 
so conveyed reverting to the town for park purposes in the event that the 
state ever ceases to use the site for the purposes of an armory. 

Article 30. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
amounts as recommended by the several departments contained in the 
Annual Report, December 31, 1916, pages 195, 196, 197, 198, 199 and 200. 

We recommend the following appropriations for the purposes of the 
General Government of the town. 



Legislative ........$ 600 00 

Selectmen 1,500 00 

Auditing ........ 1,200 00 

Treasury 1,000 00 

Certification, Printing and Advertising Notes 

and Bonds ....... 400 00 

Collector of Taxes . . . . . . 1,400 00 

Divided as follows : (Salary, bond and expenses, 

$1,200; Clerk hire, $200.) 

Town Clerk 500 00 

Law ......... 800 00 

Election and Registration .... 750 00 

Engineering 4,000 00 

Town Hall . . ... . . . 2,400 00 

PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. 
We recommend the following appropriations : 

Fire Department $15,550 00 

Balance Salary, Chief, 1915 .... 260 00 

Balance Salary, Assistant Chiefs, 1915 . . 240 00 

Hydrant Rental 1,00000 

We recommend the appropriation of the sum of $12,700 for street 
lighting. 

We recommend the following further appropriations : 

Building Inspector, Salary 1916 . . . $250 00 
Building Inspector, Salary 1917 . . . 450 00 

Dog Officer, Salary 191 7 . . . 100 00 

CHARITIES. 

We recommend the appropriation of the following amounts : 

State Aid $3>ooo 00 

Soldiers' Relief 3,000 00 



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EDUCATION. 

We recommend the appropriation of the sum of $61,700 for the School 
Department. 

LIBRARIES. 

In reading the report of the Library Trustees, we were surprised to find 
that it was their intention to keep even the reading rooms of the new 
Library closed on Sundays and holidays — the only days which are avail- 
able to the great majority of our people who work for a living. 

Now, the fact is, that an increasing number of towns and cities are 
opening the reading rooms of their libraries on Sundays and holidays, 
while not a few add the privilege of taking out books. 

We believe it is for the convenience and best interests of the community 
to open the reading rooms of our Library from 2 to 6 p. m. on Sundays 
and holidays, from October 1 to May 1, with the exception of Thanks- 
giving and Christmas. The expense of this would be slight, as the build- 
ing has to be heated anyway, and the extra amount of electricity used 
would be small. The Librarian and her assistant could alternate in taking 
charge of the rooms as is done in other places. 

If the attendance after a year's trial does not warrant a continuance of 
the plan, it can be dropped. 

We have added $50 to the amount asked by the Trustees for the 
expenses of the Library for 1917, which we think should be more than 
enough to pay the cost of the increased facilities from October 1, 1917, to 
January 1, 1918. 

We recommend the appropriation of the sum of $3,300 for the Town 
Library. 

RECREATION. 
We recommend the appropriation of the following sums : 

Monument Lot $50 00 

Memorial Day ....... 200 00 



$250 00 



UNCLASSIFIED. 
We recommend the appropriation of the following sums : 

Town Reports $950 61 

Reserve Fund 2,000 00 

Grand Army Hall, heating 75 00 

Municipal Insurance ...... 2,000 00 

Insurance ........ 1,000 00 

TOWN DEBT. 

The net bonded debt of the town on December 31, 1916, was 
$739,704.37, a net decrease of $2,497.00 for the year. 

During 1917, bonds to the amount of $65,950 fall due and must be pro- 
vided for. 

The appropriations which we have recommended in our report call for 
the issue of bonds to the amount of $45,000. If all of these appropria- 
tions are granted and no more bonds are issued during the year, the net 
decrease in bonded indebtedness for 1917 will be $20,950. 

We recommend the appropriation of the following amounts for the 
purposes specified : 

DEBT AND INTEREST. 
Interest on Temporary Loans .... $6,000 00 

Interest on General Debt 13.840 00 

Interest on Sewer Bonds 9.448 00 

Metropolitan Park Interest 5,000 00 

General Debt Maturing 45>544 48 

Sewer Bonds Maturing 14,650 00 

Metropolitan Park Assessment, Sinking Fund 

and Serial Notes 6,500 00 



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TAXES AGENCY. 



State Tax . 
County Tax 
State Enterprises 



$27, o<x> 00 
25,000 00 
1,200 00 



The Town Balance Sheet December 31, 1916, shows 4 ' Premium Notes 
and Bonds," $437.61 and " General Debt Maturing," $4,413.73. 

We recommend the transfer of this amount to " General Debt Maturing" 
this year. 

The amount realized from the December, 19 16, warrant, as reported to 
us by the Assessors, was $904.18. 

We recommend the appropriation of this amount for application to 
" General Debt Maturing" this year. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to accept Harrison avenue 
(portion), so-called, as laid out by the Selectmen, shown on a plan 
drawn by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1916, and 
reported to the town at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed, 
and appropriate money for the same. 

We are informed that the only immediate expense arising out of the 
acceptance of Harrison avenue (portion) will be the construction of the 
culvert to care for the brook which crosses the street. We are advised by 
the Town Engineer that the expense of this will be $300, and we recom- 
mend the appropriation of this amount, the work to be done as soon as 
waivers in connection with the acceptance of the street have been received. 

Article 42. To see if the town will extend the sewer in Essex street 
from Essex avenue easterly about 350 feet, and appropriate money for the 
same, as petitioned for by George D. R. Durkee, et als. 

A»this work should be done before the new surface is put on Essex 
street, we recommend that the sewer now in Essex street be extended about 
350 feet easterly from Essex avenue, and that $1,450 be appropriated to 
pay for the same, to be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 43. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Banks 
road for about 500 feet southerly from Walker road, and appropriate 
money for the same, as petitioned for by Charles H. Atkins. 

We recommend that a sewer be constructed in Banks road for about 45 
feet, northerly, and that $450 be appropriated for the same, to be raised 
by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 44. To see if the town will vote to have the sewer in Humphrey 
street extended easterly from its present termination for a distance of 
about 500 feet towards Phillips square, and appropriate money for the 
same, as petitioned for by John L. Bradford, et als. 

The general scheme of sewerage for the town calls for the extension of 
the sewer in Humphrey street, as petitioned for in this article, and as 
there is an immediate need of the same because of the erection of several 
houses in this locality, we recommend that the sewer in Humphrey street 
be extended for a distance of 550 feet to Northern avenue, and that $4,250 
be appropriated for the same, to be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 45. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer in Hillcrest 
circle 200 feet from Essex street, and appropriate money for the same, as 
petitioned for by George D. R. Durkee, et als. 

The soil in the vicinity of the street mentioned in this Article is of 
such character that the use of cesspools for the new houses being built 
there would create a nuisance, and the extension of the sewer is necessary. 

We recommend the sum of $350 be appropriated to be raised by bonds 
or notes of the town. 

Article 46. To see if the town will vote to put a sewer in Greenwood 
terrace and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for by Vernon 
E. Backus, et als. 

The drainage conditions in Greenwood terrace are such that in the 
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intended to recommend the appropriation of $2,500 for the work, under- 
standing that a Special Town Meeting was to be called for March 27, in 
which wbuld appear an article asking for the extension of the sewer in 
Greenwood avenue to a point where the proposed sewer in Greenwood 
terrace could connect with it. 

As the Special Town Meeting has been postponed until April, there is 
nothing left for us to do but to recommend the postponement of this 
article. 

Article 47. To see if the town will vote to replace the present water 
main in Palmer avenue with a 6-inch main, and appropriate money for 
the same, as petitioned for by W. W. Johnson, et als. 

The present w r ater main is entirely inadequate for the number of dwellings 
that are supplied from it, and does not afford sufficient fire protection for 
this rapidly growing locality. 

We recommend the sum of $1 , 150 be appropriated for the purpose of this 
article to be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 48. To see if the town will vote to extend the water main in 
Millett road for a distance of 200 feet, and approriate money for the same, 
as petitioned for by Wiear L. Rowell, et als. 

Your Committee favors this article provided interest at the rate of six 
per cent is paid on the investment until the water rates of the users equal 
the interest. 

We recommend that a 6-inch water main be laid under the above con- 
ditions and that $700 be appropriated for the same to be raised by bonds or 
notes of the town. 

Article 49. To see if the town will vote to have water pipes extended in 
Northern avenue and Phillips circle, and appropriate money for the same, 
as petitioned for by John L. Bradford, et als. 

Your Committee has been informed by the petitioner that there is 
immediate need for a water main in the street. We favor laying a water 
main in Phillips circle when the street is constructed, provided interest at 
the rate of six per cent is paid on the investment until the water rates of 
the users equal the interest. 

We recommend that a 6-inch water main be laid under the above con- 
ditions, and that the amount of $1,000 be appropriated for the same to be 
raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 50. To see if the town will vote to replace the present 2-inch 
water main in Phillips street and Claremont terrace with a 6-inch main and 
appropriate money for the same, as recommended by the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

The 2-inch galvanized iron pipe, which is at present supplying the resi- 
dents of these streets with water, is unfit for further use, and we recom- 
mend that it be replaced by a 6-inch main, and that the sum of $1,400 be 
appropriated for the same, to be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 51. To see if the town will vote to replace the present 2-inch 
water main in Orient court with a 6-inch main and appropriate money for 
the same, as recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

For the purposes of better service and fire protection, it is necessary 
that the present 2-inch main be replaced by a 6-inch main, and we recom- 
mend that $1,350 be appropriated for this purpose, to be raised by bonds 
or notes of the town. 

Artice 52. To see if the town will vote to extend the water main in 
Buena Vista avenue, from Roy street to Bertha street, and appropriate 
money for the same, as petitioned for by C. Sanford Doughty, et als. 

Your Committee favors this article as soon as Buena Vista avenue has 
been put to grade, and provided interest at the rate of 6 per cent is paid on 
the investment until the water rates equal the interest. 

We recommend that a 6-inch water main be laid under the above con- 
ditions, and that $1,300 be appropriated for the same, to be raised by 
bonds or notes of the town. 



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Article 53. To see if the town will vote to lay a 6-inch water main in 
Manton road, from Humphrey street to Beach Bluff avenue, to replace the 
present 2-inch pipe, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned 
for by Fred L. Hiller. 

The present 2-inch main was laid without regard for future growth and 
fire protection, and is inadequate at present. t 

We recommend that $1,100 be appropriated for the purposes of this 
article, to be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 54. To see if the town will vote to extend the water main in 
Hillcrest circle 150 feet when the abutters have agreed to pay 6 per cent, 
for cost of construction until the amount derived from water takers shall 
equal that amount, and appropriate money for same, as petitioned for by 
George D. R. Durkee, et als. 

Your Committee favors this article provided interest at the rate of 6 
per cent, is paid on the investment until water rates of the use rsequal the 
interest. 

We recommend that a 6-inch water main be laid under the above con- 
ditions, and that $500 be appropriated for the same, to be raised by bonds 
or notes of the town. 

Article 55. To see if the town will vote that the members of the Fire 
Department shall be excused from duty for one day out of every five, 
without loss of pay. The time and manner of excusing members of the 
Fire Department from duty in accordance with the provisions of this act 
shall be determined by the Chief, or other officer or board at the head of 
the Fire Department, as petitioned for by H. B. Sprague, et als. 

We are informed that this article was inserted under a misapprehension. 
As the firemen already have the privilege asked, we recommend that this 
article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 56. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $7,500 for 
the purpose of making such additions to the Palmer school as may be 
required to furnish suitable accommodations for a 4th, 5th, and 6th grade, 
as petitioned for by Charles F. Lovejoy, et als. 

With the information at our disposal, we do not feel justified in recom- 
mending the adoption of this article, and we, therefore, recommend that 
it be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 57. To see if the town will vote to increase the number of 
regular patrolmen by two, for the purpose of providing more complete 
and effective police protection for the easterly end of the town, and 
appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for by John H.Blodgett, et als. 

The subject of this article has been dealt with in our report on article 
24. We recommend that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 58. To see what action the town will take in relation to increas- 
ing the salary of the regular police officers to $1,200 per year, and appro- 
priate $756 for the same, as petitioned for by James D. Bentley, et als. 

Considered with reference to permanency of employment we believe 
that the present salaries of the members of the Police Department compare 
favorably with wages received by men in private employment. 

The average maximum pay of patrolmen in nineteen cities and towns 
in eastern Massachusetts according to a list submitted by the petitioners 
was $1,193.37. Many of these have a graduated scale according to length 
of service, so that the actual average is less than that. Beverly, Lowell, 
Gloucester, Wakefield, Wellesley and Peabody pay the same salary that 
Swampscott does, namely $1,092 per year or $21 per week. 

We recommend that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 59. To see if the town will vote to increase the pay of the 
special police officers of the town from 37^ cents per hour to 41 cents per 
hour. 

We are advised that a favorable report was desired on this article only 
in event of our approving the request made in behalf of the regular police 
officers under Article 58. 



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As we did not do so we recommend that this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 60. To see if the town will vote to increase the pay of the five 
(5) private permanent men of the Swampscott Fire Department to twelve 
hundred dollars per year, and appropriate money for same, as petitioned 
for by Elias G. Hodgkins, et ah. 

The fireman affected by the request made in this article are, like the 
police officers, receiving $21 per week or $1,092 a year, and being under the 
civil service enjoy permanent employment without fear of discharge save 
for cause. We have given their case the most careful consideration from 
every point of view and we recommend that this article be indefinitely 
pastponed. 

Article 61. To see if the town will vote to increase the pay of the call 
men of the Swampscott Fire Department from $75 to $125 per year, and 
appropriate money for the same as petitioned for by Elias G. Hodgkins, 
et ah. 

An examination of the rates of pay of call firemen in 20 cities and 
towns in eastern Massachusetts shows that Swampscott is below the 
average. An increase of $25 a year will place our call men on a basis 
fairly comparable with those employed by the towns and cities from which 
we received data, and we accordingly recommend that the pay of call fire- 
men be made $100 a year. The amount necessary for this increase has 
been included in the recommendations for the general expenses of the 
Fire Department. 

Article 63. To see if the town will vote to construct a landing stage at 
Blaney Beach, and make an appropriation therefor, as petitioned for by 
Herbert T. Jacobs, et ah. 

We have examined the plans for the landing stage at Blaney's Beach, 
the cost of which is estimated at $3,800. While the carrying out of this 
plan would undoubtedly be a convenience for about four months in the 
year, it is not a necessity, and its cost would have to come out of the tax 
levy, making an addition of about thirty cents on $1,000 to the tax rate. 
We, therefore, recommend that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 64. To see if the town will construct a concrete pavement with 
curbing, on Essex street, from the Lynn line, easterly, to the present con- 
crete roadway, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for by 
Oscar G. Poor, et ah. 

The condition of that portion of Essex street referred to in this article 
is such that it would be a waste of money to lay any kind of surface there, 
other than a permanent one. 

To extend to the Lynn line the concrete pavement laid last year on this 
street between the Boston & Maine railroad freight yard and the easterly 
side of Burrill street would, we are informed, cost, including curbing, 
about $11,500. This is about $4,300 more than it would have cost had 
not a law been passed, by last year's Legislature, exempting street railway 
companies from paying for the paving of their track locations. 

We have had an independent examination made of this work, without 
expense to the town. The report estimates the cost at practically the same 
figure as given us by the Town Engineer and Surveyor of Highways, 
subject to the fluctuations of the market, and advises that the Bay State 
Street Railway Company should proceed with their part of the work as 
early in the season as possible, on account of the uncertainty of labor 
condittons this year, and the possible delay in getting materials later on, 
when much construction is under way. 

We would recommend that $11,500 be appropriated to lay a concrete 
pavement on, and curb both sides of, that portion of Essex street from 
the easterly side of Burrill street to the Lynn line, the work to be done in 
accordance with the specifications of the Massachusetts Highway Com- 
mission, by the Surveyor of Highways, or if he deems it best, under con- 
tract ; the money to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, provided, 
however, that the bonds or notes shall not be issued or the work started, 



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[Dec. 31 



until the Board of Selectmen shall have secured in writing an agreement 
from the Bay State Street Railway Company to continue the present 
double track in Essex street to the Lynn line, using a type of rail and 
construction satisfactory to the Board ; all other public service corpora- 
tions having rights on or under Essex street to be notified to install all 
contemplated, and repair all existing underground construction before 
the work is started, or failing to do this, to be debarred from disturbing 
the pavement for at least ten years. 

Article 65. To see if the town will vote to resurface Cedar Hill terrace, 
and appropriate money for the same, as recommended by the Surveyor of 
Highways. 

We find Cedar Hill terrace to be in a very dangerous condition to life 
and property, due in part to surface water emptying into it from Green- 
wood avenue and Bay View avenue, both of which are accepted streets of 
the town. 

Under present conditions, buildings on the street are practically with- 
out fire protection, and property remains undeveloped because of the 
existing conditions there. 

We recommend the appropriation of $4,500 for the construction of this 
street to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, the work to be done by 
the Surveyor of Highways in accordance with the specifications of the 
Massachusetts Highway Commission. 

Article 66 To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $675, to be 
placed in the hands of the Town Treasurer, under the provisions of Sec- 
tions 1 and 2 of Chapter 498 of the Acts of 1908, entitled, "An Act to 
authorize cities and towns to establish a penston fund for teachers in the 
public schools." 

The town having adopted the act, this appropriation is made necessary. 

We recommend that the sum of $675 be appropriated for this purpose. 

Article 67. We have already considered this article, and reported on 
the same under Article 15. 

Article 68. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of $800 
for the observance of the Fourth of July, the money to be spent under the 
direction of the Park Commissioners and four other citizens, to be 
appointed from the floor, as petitioned for by Nathan G. Bubier, et ah. 

Taking everything into consideration, we believe it inadvisable to grant 
the increase of $300 over last year. We, therefore, recommend that $500 
be appropriated for the Fourth of July celebration, to be spent under the 
direction of the Park Commissioners and four citizens to be appointed 
from the floor. 

Article 69. To see if the town will vote to construct a granolithic 
sidewalk and put in edgestones on Paradise road, from the corner of Ellis 
road to the junction of Paradise road and Norfolk avenue, along what is 
known as "The Paradise Road Playgrounds," and to construct a concrete 
sidewalk and put in edgestones from the corner of Ellis road along 
Middlesex and Norfolk avenues to the junction of Norfolk avenue and 
Paradise road, along what is known as "The Paradise Road Play- 
grounds," and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for by 
Alfred F. Frazier, et ah. 

Your Committee feels that regardless of any merit there may be in the 
proposition to lay granolithic walks and edgestones around this play- 
ground, there are other well settled portions of the town where such walks 
and curbing should be laid before taking care of property of this character, 
and we, therefore, recommend that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 71. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money for the 
employment of district or other nurses, in accordance with the provisions 
of Chapter 72 of the Acts of 1911 , as petitioned for by H. M. Lowd, et ah. 

Three hundred dollars was appropriated last year for this purpose. 
Through a misapprehension, only $225 was drawn. We, therefore, 
recommend the correction of this error by the appropriation of the sum 
of $375 this year, for the employment of district or other nurses. 



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Article 72. — To see if the town will borrow the sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, to be used for grading, fencing and erecting stands at 
Phillips park, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 312 of the 
Acts of 1916, as petitioned for by C Irving Lindsey. 

The petitioner for this article has very fully and ably presented to us the 
attractive plans for this improvement. In its present condition Phillips 
park is an eyesore, and some comprehensive plan should be carried out 
for its improvement, when the town's finances permit, or it should be dis- 
posed of. Taking into consideration the fact that Jackson park and Para- 
dise road playgrounds meet the demands of our citizens fairly well at 
present, and in view of the pressing demands this year for a new school- 
house, Essex street paving, rebuilding and equipment of the Sewer Pump- 
ing Station, motor ladder truck, many sewer extensions, etc., we do not 
feel justified in advising this loan at present, and, therefore, recommend 
the indefinite postponement of this article. 

Article 73. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of one thou- 
sand ($1,000) dollars, for the employment of a Public Health Nurse, as 
authorized by Chapter 72, Section 1, of the Acts of 191 1, the said nurse to 
be under the control and direction of the Board of Health, as petitioned 
for by Loring Grimes, et als. 

The Committee does not feel that the conditions affecting the health of 
the school children in the town of Swampscott require the employment of 
a Public Health Nurse as requested by this article, and accordingly 
recommend that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 74. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Health to purchase an automobile for the use of the health officer, and 
appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for by Elias G. Hodgkins, 
et als. 

While an automobile would undoubtedly greatly faciliate and extend 
the work of the Health Officer, we feel that its purchase can be deferred, 
and recommend the indefinite postponement of this article. 

Article 75. To see if the town will vote to resurface Beach Bluff avenue 
from the railroad track to Atlantic avenue, the adjoining owners to pay a 
portion of the expense thereof, and appropriate money for the same, as 
recommended by the Board of Selectmen. 

As the town has not secured waivers from all the abutters upon this 
section of Beach Bluff avenue, we recommend that this article be 
indefinitely postponed. 

We annex a tabulation showing the amounts appropriated and spent in 
1916, and asked for and recommended for 191 7. If no more appropriations 
to be taken from current revenue other than those we have recommended 
are made the tax rate for 191 7, we feel safe in predicting, will not exceed 
that of last year ; if, however, material increases are voted the rate will be 
higher. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 3 i 



Table of Recommendations for Issue of Notes. 



Article 15. 
Article 42. 
Article 43. 
Article 44. 
Article 45. 
Article 47. 
Article 48. 
Article 49. 
Article 50. 
Article 51. 
Article 52. 
Article 53. 
Article 54. 
Article 64. 
Article 65. 
Article 67. 



Part of Motor Ladder Truck Expense 
Essex Street Sewer 
Banks Road Sewer 
Humphrey Street Sewer 
Hillcrest Circle Sewer 
Palmer Avenue Water 
Millett Road Water 
Phillips Circle Water 
Phillips Street and Clarmont Terrace 
Orient Court Water 
Buena Vista Avenue Water 
Manton Road Water . 
Hillcrest Circle Water 
Essex Street Pavement 
Cedar Hill Terrace Construction 
Sewerage Pumping Station 



Water 



$2,000 00 
1,500 00 
475 00 
4,300 00 
350 00 
1,150 00 
700 00 
1,025 00 
1 ,400 00 
1,350 00 
1,325 00 
1,100 00 
500 00 
11,500 00 
4,500 00 
12,000 00 



$45,000 00 
WESTON K. LEWIS, Chairman, 
WIEAR L. ROWELL, Secretary, 
F. WALKER JOHNSON, 
HERBERT A. WOOFTER, 
C. FRANK HATHAWAY, 
JOHN F. LUTHER. 

Voted, Article 8. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee mak- 
ing the amount of bonds to be required of the Town Treasurer $15,000. 

Voted, Article 9. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee mak- 
ing the amount of bonds to be required of the Collector of Taxes $10,000. 

Voted, Article 10. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee mak- 
ing the amount of bonds to be required of each member of the Water and 
Sewerage Board $3,000. 

Voted, Article 11. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee mak- 
ing the amount of bonds to be required of the Town Clerk $1,000. 

Voted, Article 12. That the salary of the members of the Board of 
Health be same as last year. 

Voted, Article 12. That the salary of the Moderator be $100. 

Voted, Article 12. To adopt the other recommendation of the Finance 
Committee, making the salaries of other Town Officials same as last year. 

The Moderator appointed Peleg Gardner, Oscar G. Poor, James T. 
Lyons, James R. Dyer and Edwin H. Parrott to serve as tellers for the 
evening. 

Voted, Article 14. To adopt the recommendations of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $100 for an addition to the tool house, and $1,400 
for the care and maintenance of the Cemetery. 

Voted, Articles 15 and 67. To take Article 67 from the table and to act 
on same in conjunction with Article 15. 

The report of the Committee to investigate conditions at the Sewerage 
Pumping Station was read in part. 

Report of Committee to Investigate Conditions at the 
Sewerage Pumping Station. 

At the annual meeting of March 24, 1916, it was voted that the Water 
and Sewer Commissioners and Board of Selectmen be constituted a joint 
committee to investigate conditions at the Sewerage Pumping Station 
and report at a future Town Meeting, the sum of $846.30 being appropri- 
ated for the purpose. The Committee has made a careful study of the 
situation, and begs to submit the following report, which has been pre- 
pared without the necessity for expenditure by the town : 



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PRESENT CONDITIONS. 
An inspection of the plant was made by the Committee, disclosing the 
immediate need for a number of important changes in order to safeguard 
the town. 

The steam-engine equipment, which was originally used for driving the 
two 8-inch centrifugal pumps, together with the marine type boiler were 
installed in 1903, and may be considered obsolete. The boiler is in such 
condition that replacement will be required within a few years. 

In 1906 a Duplex, steam-force pump was installed. In 1912 a 50-HP. 
A. C. motor and 10-inch centrifugal pump were substituted for one of the 
original sets, the other being retained as spare equipment. The large 
steam pump, which is used occasionally, and the electric pump are in fair 
condition. Investigation shows that the system as it now stands, however, 
is not economical from an operating standpoint, or up-to-date, and that 
some of the equipment must be replaced at once in order to avoid danger 
of interruption in the pumping of sewage, which would mean serious 
disaster to the town. 

The following is a summary of the objections to the present equip- 
ment : — 

First : — The centrifugal pumps are placed in a sump in the bottom of 
the sewerage basin. They, therefore, cannot be reached for repair in 
case of accident except with great difficulty, and then only when the sew- 
age has been pumped out. 

Second : — The arrangement of the intake and discharge pipes of the 
various pumps is such as to cause interference and loss in capacity, which 
is a serious matter in case of severe storms. 

Third : — The boiler now in use will require renewal within a few years, 
at the best. 

Fourth : — The plant as now equipped is inefficient from the standpoint 
of maintenance. It would, therefore, appear that this investigation came 
none to soon, as the disposition of sewage is one of the most important 
problems which confronts the town, and stoppage even for a few hours 
might cause serious results. 

After finding the above your Committee communicated with qhief 
engineer of the Henry R. Worthington Company, who sent an expert on 
municipal sewerage disposition to investigate and recommend suitable 
pumps, and recommend equipment modern and efficient in all particulars. 
This engineer made a detail study of the local conditions, and submitted 
the following report, accompanied by necessary drawings : — 

" The present station is equipped with three pumps having an aggre- 
gate rated capacity of 7300 GPM, as follows : — 

1, 18x16x18 Warren Duplex, . . . 2,500 GPM. 
1, 10" Vertical Centrifugal, . . . 3,000 GPM. 

1, 8" Vertical Centrifugal, . . . 1,800 GPM. 

Under ordinary daily conditions either the 10" centrifugal or the steam 
pump will amply take care of the flow. At times of extreme rainfall, it 
it has been necessary to run all the three (3) pumps. It would naturally 
follow that the capacity handled with all the pumps working should be in 
the neighborhood of 7300 GPM, but after computing friction head losses 
in the 18 " discharge main and comparing same with observation taken 
on a pressure gauge when the steam pump was running in parallel with 
the 10" centrifugal, it appears that the two pumps together do not handle 
over 3500 GPM. In other words, with the present equipment, very little 
increase in capacity can be obtained by working the steam and electric 
pumps together, as the capacity of the present electric pump falls off 
rapidly, due to increased resistance in the discharge line at higher rates 
of flow. 

When all three pumps work together, these conditions are not improved, 
as the 10 inch pump being a constant speed machine, will lay down almost 
altogether. 



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[Dec. 31 



The combination of steam and electrical driven pumps at this station 
therefore does not possess any special merit. There are, on the other hand, 
excellent reasons why a purely electrical driven pump station would take 
better care of storm water conditions, effect considerable saving in yearly 
expense at the same time. 

No flow charts are available giving average daily flows for different 
seasons of the year. It is, therefore, impossible to estimate the current 
consumption for one year accurately. There are, however, various ways 
how comparison between the operating cost of the present steam pump 
and the proposed electrical station can be obtained, as will be shown later 
after giving a description of a suitable electrically operated station. 

Same would consist preferably of two (io-inch motor driven vertical 
centrifugal pumps operating in a dry pit) just outside of the present 
pump house. It seems impractical to locate the pumps in the present 
station, as good practice demands that same are accessible at all times for 
inspection and repairs, which is impossible in a wet pit. 

The proposed arrangement of pumps and motors is shown on blue 
print RX-23761. It is recommended to install two pumps, designed as 
follows : — 

Pump No. 1. For a maximum capacity of 4,500 gallons per minute 
against 50 feet head, requiring 84 Brake Horsepower, with 68 per cent 
efficiency at a speed of 1,150 RPM. This will take care of any flood con- 
dition. The motor should be of the variable speed type, minimum 
revolutions per minute 770 with 20 Brake HP. At this latter speed, the 
pumps will deliver 2,000 gallons per minute against 25 feet total head, 
which covers the average daily pumping conditions. 

Pump No. 2. Is a duplicate of the above, except that it will be equipped 
with a 25 Brake HP. constant speed motor running at 900 RPM. and a 
pump impeller to suit. This pump will be designed to deliver 2,000 gal- 
lons per minute, requiring 20 Brake HP. 

This combination leaves always one pump as a spare for the normal 
service requirement. For ordinary service pump No. 2 will be operated 
in preference to pump No. 1, on account of better motor efficiency. The 
pump discharge line has a high point, about 1,800 feet away from the 
pump house, and in order to prevent freezing in winter no check valves 
should be employed, allowing the water to drain perfectly to both ends. 

We understand that on February 21st, 1912, the flow in the discharge 
pipe stopped, probably due to freezing, and it looks to us as though such 
a condition could not have occurred had there been an electrical pump at 
the beginning of the pipe which allows the water to drain back in the 
basin. 

For performance of costs, we will assume there are 75 rainy days in a 
year and 295 dry days. On an average rainy day there is a flow in the 
basin of 20 inches per hour, which represents a capacity of 600 GPM. or 
7.2 hours actual pumping time for the electrical pump having 2,000 
GPM normal capacity and requiring 20 Brake HP. 

The total electrical imput in motor for 73 days is 8,800 kilowatt hours. 

We will further assume that for 48 hours in one year, the storm water 
pump will work at full capacity of 4,500 GMP, giving a total of 3,400 
kilowatt hours electrical imput. For the rest of the year, we will figure 
on an average daily pumping time of three hours, or 14,400 kilowatt 
hours for the 295 dry days. 

Total kilowatt hours of current consumed for one year is 26,600. 

Cost of current at 10 cents per kilowatt hour : . . $2,660 00 

Proportionate corrections must be made in the total cost when the price 
of the current differs from 10 cents per kilowatt hour. 

All the pump bearings will be automatic oil lubricating. In order to 
avoid an} r night work, it is recommended to have an automatic float con- 
trol for starting and stopping the service pumps. 

The cost of the two pumps with intermediate shafting, but exclusive of 
motors, piping, valves, structural iron and masonary work, should not 
exceed $3,000.00 approximately. 



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The cost of operation of the present old plant must be figured from the 
yearly records, which are not in our possession." 

Working on the basis of this report, your Committee has obtained 
estimates covering the electrical equipment, consisting of motors, com- 
pensators and automatic float switches, also for the cost of the dry pit, 
addition to building and necessary rearrangement of piping. 

It will be seen from the above that the plan is to place two electrically 
driven io-inch centrifugal pumps in a dry pit outside of the present basin, 
making a small addition to the pumping station. This would insure 
accessibility of the pumps for care and inspection, the new piping scheme 
being such that the separate pumps would work efficiently at all times. 

If this plan is accepted by the town, it is proposed to leave the old 
equipment as it is for a year or two, or until such time as the new pumps 
and connections may be thoroughly tried out. This is done simply as a 
precautionary measure. Furthermore, the old equipment would not bring 
more than a few hundred dollars, at best, if sold. 
Based on present prices, your Committee finds that the 
cost of the changes as outlined would be approxi- 
mately $12,000 00 

Maintenance : 

Referring now to the cost of operation, records of the 
Accounting Department show an average annual 
expenditure for the past five (5) years of . . $3,250 00 

Whereas, an estimate of the cost of operating a station 

with the proposed equipment, would be about . . $2,150 00 
showing a saving of at least $1,000.00 per year, after 
interest on investment has been allowed. 
Briefly, the reason for this saving is the present inefficient steam plant 
with large coal bills and incidental expenses. 

It is stated, on the authority of the engineer of the Worthington Pump 
and Machinery Corporation, that all of the present steam equipment can 
be dispensed with. As above stated, your Committee believes, however, 
that it would be wise to retain the station in its present condition for at 
least one year, or until such time as the new pumps shall have been thor- 
oughly tried out under all conditions. 

The estimate of $12,000 includes two new electric motors and pumps, 
also a dry pit outside the pumping station. It may be found, however, 
upon further investigation that the present 50 HP. electric motor and 
pump can be retained, which detail would mean some reduction in the 
total cost. 

In view of the foregoing facts, and taking into account the long 
deliveries now being made on apparatus of this kind, your Committee is 
of the opinion that the work should be undertaken without delay. We, 
therefore, recommend that the sum of $12,000 be appropriated for the pur- 
pose of providing and installing new equipment at the Pumping Station 
also, that the work be carried out under the direction of the joint Com- 
mittee, consisting of the Water and Sewerage Commissioners and the Board 
of Selectmen. 

We further recommend that authority be given this Committee to dis- 
pose of such material and equipment as may no longer be required, when, 
in their opinion, it shall be for the best interest of the Town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) S. M. KEHOE, 

GEORGE D. R. DURKEE, 
M. G. ENHOLM, 
HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY. 

Dated March 22, 1917. 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Voted, to take up report of Finance Committee on Articles 15 and 67 as 
a whole. 

Voted, Article 15 and 67. To adopt the recommendations of the 
Finance Committee on these articles, making the salaries of the Assistant 
Chief and Captains of the Fire Department $23 and $22 per week respec- 
tively, and appropriating $400 for the purpose of extending the under- 
ground wire conduit in Burrill street, from Thomas road to the Town 
Hall, and laying cables therein from the Central Engine House on New 
Ocean street, and appropriating $6,200 for the purpose of motorizing the 
ladder truck and the addition of a chemical tank or for the purchase of a 
combination motor ladder truck to take the place of the present apparatus, 
the same to be raised in the manner hereinafter described, that the above 
amount be disbursed under the direction of a committee, consisting of the 
Board of Selectmen and Board of Fire Engineers and the Chief of the 
Fire Department, and this Committee be further authorized to dispose of 
the horses and the present ladder truck, or so much thereof as may be 
desirable for the purpose of accomplishing the recommendation, also to 
appropriate $12,000 as advised necessary by the Committee having the 
matter in charge for the purposes specified in their report concerning 
Article 67, the amount to be raised in the manner hereinafter described ; 
the work to be done under the direction of a joint committee, consisting 
of the Water and Sewerage Board, the Board of Selectmen and one other 
citizen to be appointed by the Moderator, this Committee to be given 
authority to dispose of such equipment and material as may no longer be 
required, the above appropriations aggregating $i8,200-$4,200 to be taken 
from the tax levy of the current year, the balance, namely, $14,000 to be 
raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Voted, Article 16. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee, as 
amended making the salary of the Superintendent of Moth Work, Tree 
Warden and Forest Warden $21 per week and appropriating $5,000 for 
the work of the Moth Department. 

Voted, Article 17. To adopt the recommendations of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $1,125 for the expenses of the Tree Warden, $250 of 
this to be issued for trimming, repairing and removing trees of the 
cemetery. 

Voted, Article 18. To adopt the recommendation of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $75 for the expenses of the Forest Warden. 

Voted, Article 19. That the Sewer and Water Board be instructed to 
immediately procure plans for the extension of the Sewer in Mountain 
Park and report at an adjourned meeting. 

Voted, Article 19. To adopt the recommendation of the Finance Com- 
mittee placing the care of the brooks and drains under the supervision of 
the Sewer Department, appropriating $300 therefor. 

Voted, Article 19. To appropriate for Health and Sanitation, $3,314; 
for salary of Health Officer $936, for refuse and garbage, $4,200. 

Voted, Article 20. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee on 
this article. 

Voted, Article 21. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $3,300 for the Poor Department. 

Voted, Article 22. To adopt the recommendations of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $300 for the purpose of repairing the sidewalk, 
retaining wall and fence at the foot of Millett road, making same safe for 
travel, indefinitely postponing action on recommendation as to Burrill 
street, appropriating for the Highway Department as follows : 



General Expenses $17,500 00 

Snow and Ice Removal 3»5°° °o 

Seal Coating 2,000 00 

Sidewalks and Curbing 1,80000 

Street Watering and Oiling .... 5,000 00 

Street Construction 2,000 00 



$ 31,800 00 



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The Surveyor of Highways to proceed to finish the work of concreting 
pavement on Humphrey street, using the unexpended balance of $893.87 
appropriated in 1915. 

Voted, Article 23. To appropriate the sum of $1,900 for the Assessors' 
Department for ensuing year. 

Voted, Article 24. To adopt the recommendations of the Finance 
Committee appropriating $12,000 for the Police Department for current 
year, and $135 for the purpose of paying the Chief of Police the balance 
of his salary for 1915. 

Voted, That when we adjourn it be to Wednesday evening, March 28, 
at 7.45 o'clock. 

Voted, To adjourn at 10.25 p - M - 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

Adjourned Annual Meeting, March 28, 1917. 

In accordance with the adjournment of March 27th, the voters of the 
town assembled at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening, March 28, 
1917. 

The meeting was called to order at 7.45 o'clock by Daniel F. Knowlton, 
Moderator. The necessary number was present to transact business in 
accordance with the By-Laws. 

Voted, To dispense with the reading of the records of the last meeting. 

The following tellers were appointed for the evening : Clarence Cahill, 
C. Edward Newhall and James R. Dyer. 

Voted, Article 25. To adopt the recommendations of the Finance Com- 
mittee as amended, appropriating $200 for salary of Sealer of Weights 
and Measures and $70 for general expenses of the department. 

Voted, Article 26. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee as 



amended, appropriating for the Park Depar 
Blaney's Beach Reservation 
Jackson Park 
Phillips Park (upkeep) 
Monument Avenue 
Paradise Road 
Sundries 
Water Rates 
Lawn Mower 



ment as follows 

$1,200 00 
500 00 
700 00 
700 00 
400 00 
300 00 
125 00 
75 00 



$4,000 00 

Voted, Article 27. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
transferring to an emergency fund to be drawn on by a recorded vote of 
the Water and Sewerage Board upon proper petition for the extension of 
water mains, as recommended in their report, the unexpended balances 
from the following special appropriations : 

Sargent and Aspen Roads . . . . 1915 $101 18 
Linden Avenue ..... 1915 52 91 

Bertha and Jessie Streets . . . 1915 5 04 

Ocean Avenue ..... 1916 176 21 

Gale Avenue 1916 1,126 75 

Bradlee Avenue ..... 1916 148 43 



$1,610 52 

Voted, Article 28. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating for the Water and Sewerage Board as follows : 

Sewer Maintenance ..... $6,400 00 

Plans , 300 00 

Safe . . 300 00 



Particular Sewers 



$7,000 00 
800 00 



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[Dec. 31 



Voted, Article 29. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee as 
follows : 

Appropriating $6,000 for isolated and continuous walks. 

Appropriating $1,665 * or improvements in the Town Hall to be carried 
out under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. 

Transferring to the Trustees of the Public Library with authority to 
expend the same in accordance with the terms of the will, the sum of 
$1,000 received by the town under the will of the late Mary L. Thomson. 

The balance of the report on Article 29 was eliminated. 

Voted, Article 30. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating as follows : 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT. 

Legislative $600 00 

Selectmen . . . . . . . . 1,500 00 

Auditing 1,200 00 

Treasury 1,000 00 

Certification, Printing and Advertising Notes 

and Bonds ....... 400 00 

Collector of Taxes 1 ,400 00 

Divided as follows: 

(Salary, bond and expenses, $1,200, Clerk hire $200). 

Town Clerk 500 00 

Election and Registration 750 00 

Law ......... 800 00 

Engineering 4,000 00 

Town Hall 2,400 00 

PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. 

Fire Department $I5>55° 00 

Balance Salary Chief, 1915 260 00 

Balance Salary Assistant Chiefs, 1915 . . 240 00 

Hydrant Rental 1,00000 

Street Lighting 12,700 00 

Building Inspector, Salary, 1916 .... 250 00 

Building Inspector, Salary, 1917 . . . 450 00 

Dog Officer, Salary, 191 7 .... 10000 

CHARITIES. 

State Aid $3>°oo 00 

Soldiers' Relief , . 3>ooo 00 

EDUCATION. 

School Department $61,70000 

LIBRARIES. 

Town Library $3>3°° 00 

The reading room of the Library to be kept open on Sundays and 
holidays in accordance with the report of the Finance Committee. 

RECREATION. 

Monument Lot $5° 00 

Memorial Day 200 00 



$250 00 

UNCLASSIFIED. 

Town Reports $95° 61 

Reserve Fund 2,000 00 

Grand Army Hall, Heating .... 75 00 

Municipal Insurance 2,000 00 

Insurance 1,000 00 



1 9i 7] town clerk's records. 51 

TOWN DEBT INTEREST. 

Interest on Temporary Loans .... $6,000 00 

Interest on General Debt 135840 00 

Interest on Sewer Bonds ..... 9>44& 00 

Metropolitan Park Interest .... 5,000 00 

General Debt Maturing ..... 45,544 48 

Sewer Bonds Maturing 14,650 00 

Metropolitan Park Assessment, Sinking Fund 

and Serial Notes 6,500 00 

TAXES AGENCY. 

State Tax $27,000 00 

County Tax 25,00000 

State Enterprises ...... 1,200 00 



Transferring to "General Debt Maturing" this year, the amount of 
$904.18 realized from the December, 1916, warrant: $437.61 " Premium 
Notes and Bonds " as shown in the Town Balance Sheet, December 31, 
1916, and $4,413.73 " General Debt Maturing." 

Voted, Article 31. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
accepting Harrison avenue (portion) so called, as laid out by the Select- 
men as soon as the waivers are signed and appropriating $300 for the 
construction of a culvert, the work to be done as soon as the waivers in 
connection with the acception of the street have been received. 

Voted, To take up Articles 42 and 64 together. 

Voted, Articles 42 and 64. To adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee as amended on these two articles appropriating $1,450 to extend the 
sewer in Essex street, from Essex avenue easterly about 350 feet, and 
$11,500 to lay a concrete pavement on, and curb both sides of that portion 
of Essex street from the easterly side of Burrill street to the Lynn line, 
the work to be done in accordance with the specifications of the Massa- 
chusetts Highway Commission, by the Surveyor of Highways, or, if he 
deems it best, under contract, the money to be raised by bonds or notes of 
the town and in accordance with the conditions as recommended by the 
Finance Committee, said conditions applying to both these articles. 

Voted, Article 43. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee and 
appropriate $450 to construct a sewer in Banks road for about 45 feet 
northerly, to be raised by bonds or notes. 

Voted, Article 44. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $4,250 to extend the sewer in Humphrey street easterly 
from its present termination for a distance of about 500 feet towards 
Phillips square, the money to be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Voted, Article 45. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $350 to extend the sewer in Hillcrest circle 200 feet from 
Essex street, the money to be raised by bonds or notes. 

Voted, Article 46. To postpone the subject matter of this article as 
recommended by the Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 47. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $1,150 to replace the present water main in Palmer avenue 
with a 6-inch main, the money to be raised by bonds or notes. 

Voted, Article 48. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $700 to extend the water main in Millett road a distance 
of 200 feet, the money to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, work 
to be done as conditioned in report. 

Voted, Article 49. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $1,000 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, to have 
water pipes extended in Northern avenue and Phillips circle, the work to 
be done, as conditioned in the report. 

Voted, Article 50. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee appro- 
priating $1,400 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, to replace the 
present 2-inch water main in Phillips street and Claremont terrace with a 
6-inch main. 

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Voted, Article 51. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $1,350 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, to replace 
the present 2-inch water main in Orient court with a 6-inch main. 

Voted, Article 52. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $1,300 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, to extend 
the water main in Buena Vista avenue, from Roy street to Bertha street, 
the work to be done under conditions specified in report. 

Voted, Article 53. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $1,100 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, to replace 
the 2-inch water main in Manton road from Humphrey street to Beach 
Bluff avenue with a 6-inch main. 

Voted, Article 54. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $500 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, to extend 
the water main in Hillcrest circle 150 feet, under conditions specified in 
report. 

Voted, Article 55. To indefinitely postpone the subject matter of this 
article, as recommended by Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 56. To appoint a committee consisting of the the School 
Committee, three residents of the easterly section of the town, one mem- 
ber at large, to investigate conditions in the Palmer School District and 
report to the town at a subsequent meeting. 

Voted, To have this committee named by the Chair at a later date. 

Voted, Article 57. To indefinitely postpone, as the subject was dealt 
with in report in Article 24. 

Voted, Article 58. To make the salary of the regular police officers 
$1,200 per year and to appropriate $756 to be added to the appropriation 
of the Police Department for this purpose. 

Voted, Article 59. To increase the pay of special police officers from 
374c. to 41c. per hour. 

Voted, Article 60. To increase the pay of the six (6) private permanent 
men of the Fire Department to $1,200 per year and to appropriate $648 to 
be added to the Fire Department appropriation for this purpose. 

Voted, Article 61. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
increasing the pay of the call men of the Fire Department to $100 a year. 

Voted, Article 63. To indefinitely postpone the subject matter of this 
article, landing at Blaney's Beach, as recommended by the Finance 
Committee. 

Voted, Article 65. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $4,500, to be raised by bonds or notes of the Town, to 
resurface Cedar Hill terrace, the work to be done by the Surveyor of 
Highways in accordance with the specifications of the Massachusetts 
Highway Commission. 

Voted, Article 66. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $675 for the Teachers' Pension Fund. 

Article 67 considered under Article 15. 

Voted, Article 68. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $500 for the observance of Fourth of July. The voters 
appointed Nathan G. Bubier, James R. Dyer, James Sharp and C. Edward 
Newhall to serve with the Park Commissioners in this matter. 

Oscar G. Poor was appointed by vote of the meeting to serve with 
Fourth of July committee. 

Voted, Article 69. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
indefinitely postponing the matter of granolithic sidewalks at Paradise 
Road playgrounds. 

Voted, Article 71. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
appropriating $375 for the employment of district or other nurses. 

Voted, Article 72. To indefinitely postpone the subject matter of this 
article as recommended by the Finance Committee. 



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Voted, Article 73. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee 
indefinitely postponing the matter of the employment of a public health 
nurse. 

Voted, Article 74. To indefinitely postpone purchasing an automobile 
for the health officer, as recommended by the Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 75. To refer the matter of resurfacing Beach Bluff 
avenue to the Board of Selectmen, a report to be made at the next Special 
Town Meeting. 

Voted, Article 78. To adopt the report of the Finance Committee as 
amended as follows : 

That the following be fixed as the particulars of the bonds or notes to 
be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes specified in articles 
42,43,44 and 45, which relate respectively to the appropriation of $1,450 
for a sewer in Essex street, $450 for a sewer in Banks road, $4,250 for 
a sewer in Humphrey street, and $350 for a sewer in Hillcrest circle, said 
appropriations aggregating $6,500. 

There shall be thirteen bonds or notes of the town, each for the sum of 
$500. They shall be dated during the current year. The first bond or 
note shall be payable one year from its date, and one bond or note shall 
be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of Board of Selectmen 
and a majority of the members of the Water and Sewerage Board, shall 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank or Trust 
Company, or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall be 
subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the Town 
Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are 
issued, and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be pay- 
able at the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Company 
as the Town Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall designate. Said 
bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words "Swampscott Sewerage 
Loan, Act of 1913." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direc- 
tion of the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and Board of Select- 
men, but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and 
interest. 

That the following be fixed as the particulars of the bonds or notes to 
be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes specified in 
Article 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54, which relate to the appropriation 
respectively of $1,150 for the laying of a 6-inch water main in Palmer 
avenue ; $700 for the extension of the water main in Millett road ; $1,000 
for the extension of water pipes in Phillips circle; $1,400 for the laying 
of a 6-inch water main in Phillips street and Claremont terrace; $1,350 
for the laying of a 6-inch water main in Orient court ; $1,300 for the lay- 
ing of a water main in Buena Vista avenue; $1,100 for the laying of a 
6-inch water main in Manton road ; and $500 for the laying of a water 
main in Hillcrest circle; said appropriations aggregating $8,500. 

There shall be seventeen bonds or notes of the town, each for the sum 
of $500. They shall be dated during the current year. The first bond or 
note shall be payable one year from its date and one bond or note shall be 
payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men and Water Board (now Water and Sewerage Board), shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annuallv, shall be authenticated by some Bank or Trust 
Company or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall be 
subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the Town 
Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are 
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able at the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Company 
as the Town Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall designate. Said 
bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, " Swampscott Addi- 
tional Water Loan, Act of 1912." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under 
the direction of the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Select- 
men, but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and 
interest. 

That the following be fixed as the particulars of the bonds or notes to 
be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes specified in Article 

64, which relates to the appropriation of $11,500 for the construction of a 
concrete pavement with curbing on Essex street from the Lynn line. 

There shall be twenty-three bonds or notes of the town, each for the 
sum of $500. They shall be dated during the current year. The first 
five bonds or notes shall be payable one year from their date, and two 
bonds or notes shall be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half percent 
per annum, payable semi-annually, shall beauthenticated by some Bank 
or Trust Company or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall 
be subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the 
Town Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes 
are issued, and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be 
payable at the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Com- 
pany as the Town Treasurer and Board of Selecmen shall designate. 
Said bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words "Street Pave- 
ment Loan, 1917." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direc- 
tion of the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or notes 
shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen, 
but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and interest. 

That the following be fixed as the particulars of the bonds or notes to 
be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes specified in Article 

65, which relates to the appropriation of $4,500 for resurfacing Cedar 
Hill terrace. 

There shall be five bonds or notes of the town ; four for the sum of 
$1,000 each and one for the sum of $500. They shall be dated during the 
current year. The first bond or note shall be payable one year from its 
date, and one bond or note shall be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersiged by a majority of the Board of Selectmen, 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank or 
Trust Company or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall be 
subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the Town 
Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds are issued, and 
appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be payable at the 
office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Company as the Town 
Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall designate. Said bonds or notes 
shall bear on their face the words, " Street Pavement Loan, 1917." Said 
bonds or notes shall be sold under the direction of the Town Treasurer 
and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or notes 
shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen, 
but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and interest. 

That the sums of $6,200 and $12,000 be appropriated by the town pur- 
suant to and for the purposes specified in Articles 15 and 67, which relate 
respectively to the appropriation of money for the purchase of equipment 
for the Fire Department and for the Sewerage Pumping Station ; said appro- 
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following, namely : $4,200 from the tax levy for the current year, and the 
balance, $14,000, by fourteen bonds or notes of the town, each for the sum 
of $1,000. They shall be dated during the current year. The first five 
bonds or notes shall be payable one year from their date; the next five 
bonds or notes shall be payable two years from said date; the next two 
bonds or*notes shall be payable three years from said date ; and one bond 
or note shall be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank or 
Trust Company or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall be 
subject to registration at the holder's option on presentstion to the Town 
Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are issued, 
and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be payable at 
the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Company, as the 
Town Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall designate. Said bonds or 
notes shall bear on their face the words, "Departmental Equipment Loan, 
1917." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direction of the Town 
Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Select- 
men, but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and 
interest. (Unanimous.) 

The following resolution was adopted by a unanimous rising vote : 

Resolution. 

The recent death of Aaron R. Bunting takes from our midst a man of 
sterling qualities, a faithful, honest and conscientious citizen, a public 
servant of ability and honor for years. 

Be it resolved : That in his death the town feels a keen and irreparable 
loss, a man worthy of emulation by our young men in excercising their 
civic and political duties. 

Be it resolved : That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the 
records of this meeting and a copy sent to the bereaved family. 

Voted : To extend a vote of thanks to the Finance Committee for their 
excellent work and report rendered at this meeting. 

The Moderator appointed Herbert A. Cahoon a member of the Finance 
Committee for three years. 

The Moderator appointed the following committee to study the financial 
situtation, with the view particularly of recommending some method of 
voting by ballot upon questions involving the appropriation or expendi- 
ture of money, report to be made at the next Annual Town Meeting : 

James T. Lyons, George A. Heath, Harry R. Stanbon, James W. 
KimbalK 

Daniel F. Knowlton was added to the committee by vote of the meeting. 
Voted : To dissolve at 10.45 P. M. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

The Moderator appointed as Committee to investigate as to the needs 
at Palmer School District, Calvin S. Tilden, William M. Bunting, George 
W. Foster and Oscar G. Poor. 

Member of Committee on Pumping Station equipment, Malcom F. 
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56 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3 1 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Constitutional Convention Primary, Tuesday, Aprii 3, 1917. 
TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex ss. 

To either of the Constables, of the Town of Sivampscott in said County, 

GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify 
and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Pri- 
maries to meet in the Town Hall, in Swampscott, Tuesday, the third day 
of April, 1917, at 2 o'clock P. M., for the following purposes : 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the nomination of 
Candidates for Delegates to the Constitutional Convention. 

Thirty-two Delegates at Large. 

Two Delegates from Representative District Fifteen. 
All the above candidates are to be voted for upon one ballot. 
Each voter may vote only for sixteen candidates at large, and one by 
representative district. 

The polls will be open from 2 P. M. to 8 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant, by posting attested copies 
thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting as directed by 
vote of the town. . 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this Warrant, with your doings 
thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twenty-third (23) day of March, A. D. 1917.. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 
A true copy. Attest: Selectmen of Sivampscott. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. * 
Twenty-seventh day of March, 1917. 

Return on the Warrant. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified the legal 
voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said Warrant at the 
Town Hall, Post Offices, Depots and five other public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott on Tuesday, March 27, 1917, the posting of said 
notices being at least seven days before tbe time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 

Constitutional Convention Primary, April 3, 1917. 

Agreeable to the warrant the voters of the town assembled at the Town 
Hall on Tuesday, April 3, 1917. 

The meeting was called to order at 2 P. M. by William E. Carter, 
Selectman, as Presiding Election Officer. Warrant and return were read. 

John A. Cullen (Dem.), William R. Patten (Rep.), and Francis M. 
Kennedy (Dem.), were qualified as Ballot Clerks. 

The following Tellers were also qualified : 

Republicans — Harold C. Snow, Alfred F. Frazier, Arthur C. Eaton, 
Thomas E. Berry, Edward M. Kehoe, Horace R. Parker, Charles W. 
Burrill, Joseph G. Reed. 

Democrats— James A. Hegarty, John B. Cahoon, James M. Kennedy, 
yames H. Ryan, Peter J. Blaser, John A. Finnegan, William P. Bergen, 
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There were 755 ballots cast; the ballot box register was 754; there were 
755 checks on both check lists. 
The polls were opened at 2 P. M. and closed at 8 P. M. 
At 11.30 P. M. the following result of balloting was announced. 

For Delegates at Large to Constitutional Convention. 

Charles Francis Adams, of Concord 
George W. Anderson, of Brookline 
William G. Andrew, of Somerville 
Albert S. Apsey, of Cambridge . 
Charles J. Barton, of Melrose . 
John L. Bates, of Brookline 
Addison P. Beardsley, of Boston 
William H. Brooks, of Holyoke 
Walter A. Bine, of Boston . 
Harvey S. Chase of Brookline . 
Charles F. Choate, Jr., of Southborough 
Charles W Clifford, of New Bedford 
George W. Coleman, of Boston 
Louis A. Coolidge, of Milton 
John W. Cummings, of Fall River 
Edwin U. Curtis, of Boston 
Samuel R. Cutler, of Revere 
Arthur W. DeGoosh, of Boston 
Daniel E. Denny, of Worcester . 
Daniel R. Donovan, of Springfield 
George H. Doty, of Waltham 
Hugh P. Drysdale, of North Adams 
Frank E. Dunbar, of Lowell 
Samuel J. Elder, of Winchester . 
Wilmot R. Evans, Jr., of Everett 
Eugene N. Foss, of Boston 
Harry A. Garfield, of Williamstown 
Ralph W. Gloag, of Boston 
Gurdon W. Gordon, of Springfield 
Mathew Hale, of Boston 
Arthur D. Dill, of Boston . 
Walter S. Hutchins, of Greenfield 
Patrick H. Jennings, of Boston . 
Lewis J. Johnson, of Boston 
Abbott Lawrence Lowell, of Cambridge 
Nathan Mathews, of Boston 
James T. Moriarty, of Boston 
Joseph T. Pelletier. of Boston 
Josiah Quincy, of Boston 
Clarence W. Rowley,of Boston 
John Weaver Sherman, of Boston 
James A. Stiles, of Gardner 
Moorfield Story, of Lincoln 
Charles B. Strecker, of Boston 
Wendell Phillips Thore, of Boston 
Whitfield L. Tuck, of Winchester 
Joseph Walker, of Brookline 
David I. Walsh, of Fitchburg . 
Robert M. Washburn, of Worcester 
Sherman L Whipple, of Brookline 
Lombard Williams, of Dedham 
George H. Wrenn, of Springfield 
Blanks 



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For Delegate to Constitutional Convention. 

Stuart P. Ellis, of Swampscott 207 

John M. Grosvenor, Jr., of Swampscott ...... 230 

Charles H. Kelley, of Salem . 26 

Charles D. C. Moore, of Swampscott 255 

Blanks 37 

Voted, To dissolve at 11.40 P. M. 



Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

Swampscott, April 5, 1917. 

Milton D. Porter has been appointed Assistant Town Clerk for the cur- 
rent year and qualified for the office. 

GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Special Election of Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, 
Tuesday, May I, 1917. 

TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, 

GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify 
and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in elec- 
tions to meet in the Town Hall, in Swampscott, Tuesday, the first day of 
May, 1917, at 12 o'clock M. for the following purposes : 

To bring in their votes to the Election Officers for Delegates to the 
Constitutional Convention. 

Sixteen Delegates at Large. 

Four Delegates from Congressional District Six. 

One Delegate from Representative District Fifteen. 

All the above candidates are to be voted for upon one ballot. 

The polls will open from 12 M. to 8 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrent, by posting attested, copies 
thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting as directed by 
vote of the town. 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this Warrant, with your doings 
thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twentieth (20) day of April, A. D. 1917. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy : Attest : 

Frank H. Bradford, Constable. 
Saturday, April 21, 1917. 

Return on the Warrant. 
Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have notified the legal 
voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said Warrant at the 
Town Hall, Depots and five public and conspicuous places in Swamp- 
scott, on Monday, April 23, 1917, the posting of said notices being at least 
seven days before the time of said meeting. / 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



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Special Election of Delegates to the Constitutional Convention. 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters of the town 
assembled at the Town Hall on Tuesday, May i, 1917. 

The mating was called to order at 12 M. by William E. Carter, 
Selectman. 

The Warrant calling the meeting and the return thereon was read by 
the Town Clerk. 

The following Election Officers were qualified for their duties: John 
A. Cullen (Dem.); William R. Patten (Rep.); Francis M. Kennedy 
(Dem.) as Ballot Clerks. Tellers, Democratic, William P. Bergen, 
George H. Stone, James H. Ryan, Peter J. Blaser, John A. Finnegan, 
James M. Kennedy, John B. Cahoon, James A. Hegarty. Tellers, Repub- 
lican, Horace R. Parker Harold C. Snow, Alfred F. Frazier, Arthur C. 
Eaton. Thomas E. Berry, Edward M. Kehoe, Charles W. Burrill, Joseph 
G. Reed. 

At 12 M the polls were declared opened for balloting and remained 
open until 8 P. M. 

There were 754 ballots cast, and checks on both voting lists numbered 
754. The ballot box register was 758, 

At 10 P. M. the following result of balloting was announced by the 
Town Clerk: 

For Delegates-at-Large. 

Charles Francis Adams, of Concord 519 

George W. Anderson, of Brookline ....... 311 

Albert S. Apsey, of Cambridge 353 

Charles J. Barton, of Melrose ........ 376 

John L. Bates, of Brookline 540 

William H. Brooks, of Holyoke 377 

Walter A Bine, of Boston 169 

Charles F. Choate, Jr., of Southborough 429 

Charles W. Clifford, of New Bedford 330 

George W. Coleman, of Boston 252 

Louis A. Coolidge, of Milton 434 

John W. Cummings, of Fall River 389 

Edwin U. Curtis, of Boston ........ 484 

Daniel R. Donovan, of Springfield ...... 140 

Frank E. Dunbar, of Lowell 335 

Samuel J. Elder, of Winchester . 430 

Wilmot R. Evans, Jr., of Everett 321 

Eugene N. Foss, of Boston 253 

Mathew Hale, of Boston ......... 331 

Arthur D. Hill, of Boston 239 

Patrick H. Jennings, of Boston ....... 146 

Abbott Lawrence Lowell, of Cambridge ..... 409 

Nathan Matthews, of Boston 344 

James T. Moriarty, of Boston 145 

Joseph C. Pelletier, of Boston 204 

Josiah Qutncy, of Boston ........ 321 

Moorfield Story, of Lincoln . 398 

Charles B. Strecker, of Boston 152 

Joseph Walker, of Brookline 315 

David I. Walsh, of Fitchburg 268 

Sherman L. Whipple, of Brookline . . . . . . 350 

George H. Wrenn, of Springfield 195 

Blanks 1S05 



For Delegates for Sixth 

Charles O. Bailey, of Newbury 
Samuel W. George, of Haverhill 
Wilfred W. Lufkin, of Essex . 
Oscar H. Nelson, of Newburyport . 



Congressional District 



466 
433 

373 
276 



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Clarence Strong Pond, of Beverly 264 

Robert C. Schneider, of Salem 132 

William F. Searle, of Peabody 267 

Edmund G. Sullivan, of Salem 236 

Blanks 569 

For Delegates from Fifteenth Essex Representative District. 

John M. Grosvenor, Jr., of Swampscott 287 

Charles D. C. Moore, of Swampscott 443 

Blanks 24 

The meeting dissolved at 10.10 P. M. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town ] Clerk. 

Special Town fleeting, Wednesday, May 9, 1917. 
TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex ss. 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are directed 
to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified to vote in 
elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall, in said 
Swampscott, on Wednesday, the ninth day of May, current, at 8.00 P. M., 
then and there to act on the following articles, viz : 

Article i. To see if the Town will appropriate twenty-six hundred 
and forty dollars for the purpose of advancing one hundred dollars a year, 
the salaries of all teachers in town who are now receiving less than one 
thousand dollars, as petitioned for by the School Committee. 

Art. 2. To see if the town will vote to increase the salary of the first 
Assistant Chief to $1,275 P er .year and also increase the salary of the two 
permanent captains to $1,225 per year and appropriate money for the 
same, as petitioned for by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Art. 3. To see if the town will vote to increase the salary of the Chief 
of Police to $30 per week and appropriate the sum of $260 for the same, 
as petitioned for by Oscar G. Poor and others. 

Art. 4. To see if the town will vote to lay 450 feet of 6-inch water pipe 
on Bellevue road from Humphrey street and appropriate money for the 
same, as petitioned for by Richard Robbins, et als. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will vote to extend the water pipe, northerly 
on Aspen road from Arbutus road 500 feet, and appropriate money for the 
same, as petitioned for by Harry R. Stanbon. 

Art. 6. To see if the town will vote to extend the water pipe northerly 
on Magnolia road from Arbutus road 500 feet, and appropriate money for 
the same, as petitioned for by Harry R. Stanbon. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of five 
hundred forty-seven dollars and fifty cents to defray the cost of a certain 
water main trench in Stimpson road, as petitioned for by [Edward A. 
Underwood, et als. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer on Roy street 
northeasterly, a distance of 420 feet, and appropriate money for the same, 
as petitioned for by C. Sanford Doughty, et als. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer in Greenwood 
avenue and to construct a sewer in Greenwood terrace, and appropriate 
money for the same, as petitioned for by A. M. Phillips, et als. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Lodge 
road for a distance of about 300 feet westerly from Bates road, and appro- 
priate money for the same, as petitioned for by Vincinzo Taiani, et als. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of three hundred 
dollars, under the provisions of Section 1 of Chapter 134, Special Acts of 
1916, being an act to authorize the town to pay an annuity to the widow 
of Everett Smith as long as she remains his widow. 



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Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of thir- 
teen hundred dollars to reimburse the Public Library Fund for expenses 
incurred in cataloguing and removing the books from the Town Hall to 
the new building, as petitioned for by Henry B. Sprague. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of twen- 
four hundred dollars to purchase and equip and maintain a portable school 
building at the Farms School, as petitioned for by Calvin S. Tilden, et ah. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will vote to take in fee, for the purpose of 
erecting thereon a building to be used for a public school, and appropriate 
money for the same, a certain parcel of land located in Swampscott and 
bounded and described as follows : 

Southerly by Essex street, 156.05 feet; westerly by Burpee road, 150.00 
feet; northerly by land of George D. R. Durkeeand Frederick M. Nichols 
about 153 feet by a line 150 from and parallel to Essex street and easterly 
by Jackson park about 162.5 ^ eet % 

Art. 15. To hear and act on the report of the Machon School Building 
Committee. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will vote to accept the plans submitted by 
the Machon School Building Committee for the erection of a schoolhouse 
on Essex street, together with all appurtenances thereto, including fur- 
niture and grading, and appropriate money for the same, as recommended 
in the report of said committee. 

Art. 17. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money to pay for preparing plans and specifications for the Machon 
School Building. 

Art. 18. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $5,000 for 
grading newly accepted streets as recommended by the Surveyor Highways. 

Art. 19. To see if the town will vote to construct a drain in Thomas 
road, and appropriate money for the same, as recommended by the 
Surveyor of Highways. 

Art. 20. To see if the town will vote to extend the Marshall street 
concrete drain from the Beach to Puritan road, and appropriate $1,000 for 
the same. 

Art. 21. To see if the town will vote an additional appropriation of 
$500 for interest on estimated temporary loan for 19 17. 

Art. 22. To see if the town will vote to continue a concrete pavement 
and curbing on Essex street from Lynn line to Burrill street, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Art. 23. To see if the town will adopt the following By-laws : 

Hawkers and Pedlars. 

Section i. No person shall go from place to place in this town selling 
or bartering, or carrying or exposing for sale of barter, any fruits, vege- 
tables, or fish in or from any cart, wagon or other vehicle, or in any other 
manner, without a license therefor from the Board of Health ; provided, 
however, this section shall not apply to any person who sells only fruits 
or vegetables raised or produced by himself or his family, or fish which 
is obtained by his own labor or the labor of his family. 

Sect. 2. The Board of Health shall have authority to grant such 
license to any person of good repute for morals and integrity who is, or 
has declared his intention to become, a citizen of the United States. 
Said licenses, unless sooner revoked by the Board of Selectmen, shall 
expire one year after the granting thereof, and each person so licensed 
shall pay therefor a fee of two dollars. 

Sect. 3. No hawker or pedlar shall sell, or offer or expose for sale, 
any of the articles enumerated in Section 15, of Chapter 65 of the Revised 
Laws, or in any acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, until 
he has recorded his name and residence with the Board of Health. 
Every person licensed under the provisions of the preceding section as 
hawker or pedlar of fruits, vegetables and fish shall record his name and 
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Sect. 4. No person hawking, peddling, or carrying or exposing any 
articles for sale, shall cry his wares to the disturbance of the peace and 
comfort of the inhabitants of the town, nor otherwise than in vehicles 
and receptacles which are neat and clean and do not leak. 

Sect. 5. Every hawker and pedlar licensed by the Board of Health 
shall be assigned a number and shall be provided by the said board with 
a badge which shall be conspicuously worn by him ; and everv other such 
hawker and pedlar, as described in Section 3, shall provide himself with 
a badge of such type and design as may be approved by said Board of 
Health, which he shall wear in like manner. Whoever neglects to wear, 
or wears such badge without authority, shall be punished by the penalty 
provided in Section 10 of this By-law. 

Sect. 6. Every vehicle or other receptacle used by a licensee as a con- 
veyance for articles ofrered or exposed for sale by him shall have attached 
theret^on each side a number plate to be furnished by the town with his 
license, bearing the number and date of expiration of such license. 

Sect. 7. Xo person shall be registered or assigned a badge or number 
plate under the provisions of Sections 3 and 5 of these by-laws, until he 
presents a certificate from the Sealer of Weights and Measures stating that 
all weighing and measuring devices intended to be used by such person 
have been duly inspected and sealed as required by law. The use of, or 
possession by such person with intent to use. any false or unsealed weigh- 
ing or measuring devices shall be sufficient cause for the revocation of his 
license, or the cancellation of his registration. 

Sect. S. Nothing in these by-laws shall be construed as conflicting 
with any license issued under the authority of the Commonwealth. 

Sect. 9. Any license granted under these by-laws or any by-law 
amendatory or additional thereto may be revoked by the Board of Health. 

Sect. 10. Whoever violates any provision of these by-laws shall be 
punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars for each offence. 

Sect. ii. All by-laws or part of by-laws inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. 

Art. 24. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or otherwise such 
sums of money as may be necessary for all or any of its purposes men- 
tioned in the foregoing articles. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested copies 
thereof at the Town Hall. Depots. Post Offices and three other public and 
conspicuous places in the town, seven days at least before the time of 
holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not. and make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon, at the time and place of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-seventh day of April, in the 
year 191 7. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN. 
WILL ! AM E. CARTER. 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY. 
A true copy. Attest : Selectmen of S-wamfscott. 

Frank H. Bradford. Constable. 

Return on the Warrant. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have notified the legal 
voters of Swampscott by posting attested copies of said Warrant at the 
Town Hall. Post Office. Depots a'nd three other public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott on Monday, April 30, 191 7. the posting of said 
notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD. 

Constable. 



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Special Town ileeting, May 9, 1917. 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant the voters of the town 
assembled at the Town Hall, on Wednesday evening, May 9, 1917. 

There were many more than the necessary quorum present. 

The meeting was called to order at eight o'clock by Daniel F. Knowlton, 
Moderator. 

The Warrent calling the meeting and return thereon were read by the 
Town Clerk. 

Resolution. 

Voted, to accept and adopt the following resolution : 

Whereas, At the last annual Town Meeting, the sum of $500 was appro- 
priated to be expended under the direction of a special committee for the 
purpose of celebrating the Fourth of July, and 

Whereas, since that time, events have occurred that have produced a 
state of war between our country and another great nation of the world, 
and 

Whereas, a situtation may arise requiring the use of all the financial 
resource of this town, now therefore, 

Be it Resolved, that the powers of said Fourth of July Committee with 
reference to the expenditure of said sum of $500 be suspended, and that 
the Board of Selectment be directed to insert in the Warrant for the next 
special Town Meeting an article to see if the town will vote to transfer 
said sum from said Fourth of July Committee and devote the same to 
purposes incidental to the war. (Unanimous.) 

Finance Committee's Report. 

The report of the Finance Committee on the several articles was read 
by Weston K. Lewis, Chairman. 
To the Citizens of Sivamfscott : 

Your Finance Committee begs leave to make the following report on 
the articles referred to them for consideration. In considering the action 
to be taken under the present warrant, attention is called to the fact that 
the adoption of all the articles calling for appropriations from current 
revenue would entail the raising of $10,641, or an increase in the tax rate 
of approximately eighty-three cents on the thousand. 

Article 1. To see if the town will appropriate $2,640.00 for the purpose 
of advancing $100 a year the salaries of all teachers in Town who are 
are now receiving less than $1,000 as petitioned for by the School Com- 
mittee. 

While your committee has always taken the position that salary 
increases should not be asked for, or granted, except at Annual Town 
Meetings, when the budgets of the different departments are presented to 
the citizens for their approval, we recognize the fact that the peculiar 
economic conditions prevailing in this country impose additional burdens 
upon those occupying salaried positions. We feel that these conditions 
bear particularly upon those teachers receiving less than $750, the maxi- 
mum salary of the lowest paid class. 

We recommend that the salaries of the ten teachers now receiving less 
than such maximum be increased $50 each per annum, and that the sum 
of $3,000 be appropriated to pay the same up to January 1, 1918. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to increase the salary of the 
First Assistant Chief to $1,275 P er J ear ana * a ^ so increase the salary of 
the two permanent captains to $1,225 each per year and appropriate money 
for the same, as petitioned for by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

We recommend that the salary of the First Assistant Chief be made 
$1,275 per year and the salary of the two permanent Captains be made 
$1,225 each per year, and that $241 be appropriated for the same. 



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Article 3. To see if the town will vote to increase the salary of the 
Chief of Police to $30 per week and appropriate the sum of $260 for the 
same, as petitioned for by Oscar G. Poor and others. 

The proposed increase in the salary of the Chief of Police is a matter 
which we believe, as we have frequently stated, should be brought forward 
only at an Annual Meeting. Moreover the apparent sentiment of the town, 
as expressed by an adverse vote on the same proposal at one of the 
adjourned meetings in April, is against the increase. 

We accordingly recommend that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to lay 450 feet of 6-inch water 
pipe on Bellevue road from Humphrey street and appropriate money for 
the same, as petitioned for by Richard Robbins, et als. 

Your Committee favors laying a 6-inch water main in Bellevue road for 
about 450 feet beginning at Humphrey street, providing interest at the 
rate of 6 per cent is paid on the investment until the water rates of the 
users equal the interest. 

We recommend that a 6-inch water main be laid under the above con- 
ditions, and the sum of $925 be appropriated for the same to be raised by 
bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to extend the water pipe north- 
erly on Aspen road from Arbutus road 500 feet and appropriate money for 
the same, as petitioned for by Harry R. Stanbon. 

Your committee favors laying a 6-inch water main northerly in Aspen 
road for about 500 feet from Arbutus road, providing interest at the rate 
of 6 per cent is paid on the investment until the water rates of the users 
equal the interest. 

We recommend that a 6-inch water main be laid under the above con- 
ditions, and the sum of $1,975 be appropriated for the same, to be raised 
by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to extend the water pipe north- 
erly on Magnolia road from Arbutus road 500 feet and appropriate money 
for the same, as petitioned for by Harry R. Stanbon. 

Your committee favors laying a 6-inch water main northerly in Magnolia 
road for about 500 feet from Arbutus road, providing interest at the rate 
of 6 per cent is paid on the investment until the water rates of the users 
equal the interest. 

We recommend that a 6-inch water main be laid under the conditions, 
and the sum of $1,600 be appropriated for the same, to be raised by bonds 
or notes of the town. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of five 
hundred forty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($547.50) to defray the cost of 
a certain water main trench in Stimpson road as petitioned for by Edward 
A. Underwood, et als. 

After hearing Messrs. Tillson & Stanbon, and the surviving members 
of the Water and Sewerage Board, with reference to the subject of this 
article, we have come to the conclusion that the facts upon which the 
claim advanced is based, cannot be substantially distinguished from 
numerous other similar circumstances where water or sewer pipes have 
been put in by individuals in streets subsequently accepted by the town, 
in none of which instances has reimbursement been asked or granted. 

We accordingly recommend that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer on Roy 
street northeasterly, a distance of 420 feet, and appropriate money for the 
same, as petitioned for by C. Sanford Doughty, et als. 

Because of the conditions on Roy street, your Committee feels that the 
sewer should be extended. 

We recommend that the sewer now in Roy street be extended about 470 
feet northeasterly, and that $3,500 be appropriated to pay for the same, to 
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Article 9. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer in Green- 
wood avenue and to construct a sewer in Greenwood terrace, and appro- 
priate money for the same, as petitioned for by A. M. Phillips, et als. 

Your Committee investigated the conditions in Greenwood terrace 
before the adjourned Annual Town Meeting, and is of the opinion that a 
sewer is necessary in Greenwood terrace and also in Greenwood avenue. 

We recommend that a sewer be constructed in Greenwood avenue, from 
Greenwood terrace to Forest avenue, a distance of about 320 feet, and that 
$2,000 be appropriated to pay for the same ; a sewer be constructed in 
Greenwood terrace, a distance of about 330 feet and that $3,000 be appro- 
priated to pay for the same, to be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Lodge 
road for a distance of about 300 feet westerly from Bates road, and appro- 
priate money for the same, as petitioned for by Vincinzo Taiani, et als. 

Your committee has investigated the conditions in Lodge road and feels 
that immediate relief is necessary. 

We recommend that a sewer be constructed in Lodge road for a distance 
of about 300 feet westerly from Bates road, and that $700 be appropriated 
to pay for the same, to be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 11. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of three hun- 
dred ($300 J dollars, under the provisions of Section 1 of Chapter 134, 
special Acts of 1916, being an act to authorize the town to pay an annuity 
to the widow of Everett Smith as long as she remains his widow. 

We recommend the appropriation of $300 under the provisions of 
Section 1 of Chapter 134, Special Acts 1916, for the purpose of paying an 
annuity to the widow of Everett Smith as long as she remains unmarried. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$1,300 to reimburse the Public Library Fund for expenses incurred in 
cataloguing and removing the books from the Town Hall to the new 
building, as petitioned for by Henry B. Sprague. 

Through conversation with members of the Library Committee, we 
understand that there are sufficient funds to meet all bills contracted, and 
therefore the appropriation is deemed unnecessary. 

We recommend that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$2,400 dollars to purchase and equip and maintain a portable school build- 
ing at the Farms School, as petitioned for by Calvin S. Tilden, et als. 

After conference with the Special Committee appointed at the adjourned 
annual meeting, and examination of the recommendations contained in 
their report, 

We recommend the appropriation of the sum of $2,400 for the pur- 
poses of this article ; $400 to be taken from current revenue and $2,000 to 
be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to take in fee, for the purpose 
of erecting thereon a building to be used for a public school, and appro- 
priated money for the same, a certain parcle of land, located in Swamp- 
scott and bounded and described as follows : 

Southerly by Essex street, 156.05 feet; westerly by Burpee Road, 150 
feet; northerly by land of George D. R. Durkee and Frederick M. 
Nichols about 153 feet by a line 150 feet from and parallel to Essex street, 
and easterly by Jackson Park about 162.5 feet. 

Article 15. To hear and act on the report of the Machon School Build- 
ing Committee. 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to accept the plans submitted 
by the Machon School Building Committee for the erection of a school- 
house on Essex street, together with all appurtenances thereto, including 
furniture and grading, and appropriate money for the same, as recom- 
mended in the report of said committee. 

Articles 14, 15 and 16, if adopted, call for an appropriation of not less 
than $90,000, entailing an annual expense to meet maturing notes of 
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$4,500 for the next twenty years, together with annual interest charges. 
The figures submitted do not include the expense of grading, which has 
not been estimated. The present bonded debt of the town for general pur- 
poses is $303,000. The debt limit is $463,000. The increase proposed 
is a matter for very serious consideration by the citizens. The subject 
of the articles has been before the town in various stages for over a year, 
but the details of the project, as recommended by the Special Committee, 
were first available to this committee one week before the date fixed for 
this meeting. Although the matter has received prolonged consideration 
by a committee appointed by vote of the town for the express purpose of 
considering the necessity for a new building, its site, plans and costs, we 
feel that the project is of too great magnitude for investigation by this 
committee on the short time at its disposal for the purpose of recommen- 
dation, and indeed for determination by the small number of citizens pres- 
ent at a special Town Meeting. 

We recommend that when this meeting adjourns, it be to Friday, May 
18th, current, at twelve o'clock, noon, and that the Board of Selectmen be 
directed to prepare a ballot containing the following questions : 

1. Shall the town vote to take in fee, for the purpose of erecting thereon 
a building to be used as a public school, and appropriate therefor the sum 
of forty-six hundred ($4,600) dollars, a certain parcel of land, located in 
Swampscott, and bounded and described as follows : Southerly by Essex 
street, 156.05 feet; westerly by Burpee road, 150 feet; northerly by land 
of George D. R. Durkee and Fiederick M. Nichols about 153 feet by a 
line 150 feet from and parallel to Essex street; and easterly by Jackson 
Park about 162.5 feet - 

2. Shall the town vote to accept the plans submitted by the Machon 
School Building Committee for the erection of a school on the above 
described land, together with all appurtenances thereto, including furni- 
ture, and appropriate therefor the sum of eighty-five thousand four hun- 
dred dollars, ($85,400), as recommended in the report of said committee. 

3. Shall the following be fixed as the particulars of the bonds or notes 
to be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes specified in the 
above questions, relating respectively to the appropriations of forty-six 
hundred dollars ($4,600), to pay for the taking of said land, and eighty-five 
thousand four hundred dollars ($85,400), for the erection and equipment 
of said school building, said appropriations aggregating ninety thousand 
dollars ($90,000). 

There shall be sixty (60) bonds or notes of the Town, twenty (20) for 
the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) each, and forty (40) for the sum of 
two thousand dollars ($2,000) each. They shall be dated during the cur- 
rent year. One $500 bond or note, and two $2,000 bonds or notes shall 
be payable one year from their date and one $500 bond or note, and two 
$2,000 bonds or notes shall be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent 
(44 per cent) per annum, payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated 
by some Bank or Trust Company or by the Massachusetts Bureau of 
Statistics, shall be subject to registration at the holder's option on pres- 
entation to the Town Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon 
bonds or notes are issued, and appropriate endorsement. Principal and 
interest shall be payable at the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank 
or Trust Company, as the Town Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall 
designate. Said bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words "Machon 
School Loan, 1917." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direction 
of the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or notes 
shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen, 
but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and interest. 

We further recommend that the voters of the town assemble at the Town 
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Ballot on the above questions; that the polls open at 12 o'clock, noon, 
and close at 8 o'clock, P. M., and that the voting list be used. 

We further recommend that the Board of Selectmen cause to be delivered 
by mail to each voter of the Town a facsimile of the ballot to be used at 
least three days before the above date. 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of money 
to pay for preparing plans and specifications for the Machon School 
Building. 

As the appropriation called for by this article is necessary only in the 
event that the town decides not to proceed with the construction of the 
new Machon School, we recommend that this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 18. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $5,000 for 
grading newly accepted streets as recommended by the Surveyor of 
Highways. 

We recommend the appropriation of $3,500 for grading the following 
newly accepted streets : Harrison avenue, Manton road, Stanwood road, 
Bradlee avenue, Stimpson road, Sargent road, Prospect avenue, Arbutus 
road, Aspen road and Hillcrest circle. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to construct a drain in Thomas 
road and appropriate money for the same as recommended by the Surveyor 
of Highways. 

In order to correct faulty drainage conditions in Thomas road, we 
recommend the appropriation of $1,800 for the purpose of constructing a 
drain in Thomas and Shaw roads to connect with the drain in Paradise 
road, said sum to be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to extend the Marshall street 
concrete drain from the beach to Puritan road and appropriate $1,000 for 
the same. 

For the purpose of extending the Marshall street concrete drain 107 feet 
from Blaney's beach to Puritan road, we recommend the appropriation of 
$1,000 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote an additional appropriation of 
$500 for interest on estimated temporary loan tor 1917. 

Owing to the stringency of the money market, a further appropriation 
of $500 is recommended for interest charges on temporary loans for 1917. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to continued concrete pave- 
ment and curbing on Essex street, from Lynn line to Burrill street, and 
appropriate money for the same. 

At the last adjourned town meeting, the town voted to lay a concrete 
pavement on, and curb both sides of, that portion of Essex street from the 
easterly side of Burrill street to the Lynn line, one of the conditions of 
the vote being that the Bay State Street Railway Company should con- 
tinue the present double track on Essex street to the Lynn line. We are 
informed that the Bay State Street Railway is financially unable to per- 
form this work at present. The street is in such condition that we believe 
it inadvisable to postpone this work. 

We recommend that $11,500 be appropriated for the purpose of laying 
a concrete pavement'on, and curbing both sides of, that portion of Essex 
street from the easterly side of Burrill street to the Lynn line, the work to 
be done in accordance with the specifications of the Massachusetts High- 
way Commission, by the Surveyor of Highways, or if he deems it best, 
under contract; the money to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, 
provided, however, that the bonds or notes shall not be issued, or the 
work started, until the Bay State Street Railway Company shall have 
made such repairs to the present tracks as may be deemed necessary by 
the Board of Selectmen ; all other public service corporations, having 
rights on or under Essex street, to be notified to install all contemplated, 
and repair all existing underground construction before the work is started, 
or failing to do this, to be debarred from disturbing the pavement for at 
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Article 24. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or otherwise such 
sums of money as may be necessary for all or any of its purposes men- 
tioned in the toregoing articles. 

We recommend that the following be fixed as the particulars of the 
bonds or notes to be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes 
specified in Articles 4, 5 and 6, which relate, respectively, to the appro- 
priation of $925.00 for the laying of a six-inch water main in Bellevue 
road; $1,975.00 for the laying of a six-inch water main in Aspen road; 
and $1,600.00 for the laying of a six-inch water main in Magnolia road, 
said appropriations aggregating $4,500.00. 

There shall be nine bonds or notes of the town, each for the sum of 
$500.00. They shall be dated during the current year. The first bond or 
note shall be payable one year from its date, and one bond or note shall 
be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men and Water (now Water and Sewerage Board), shall bear interest at 
a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent per annum, payable semi- 
annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank or Trust Company, or by 
the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall be subject to registration 
at the holder's option on presentation to the Town Treasurer for cancella- 
tion of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are issued, and appropriate 
endorsement. Principal and interest shall be payable at the office of the 
Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Company as the Town Treasurer 
and Board of Selectmen shall designate. Said bonds or notes shall bear 
on their face the words "Swampscott Additional Water Loan, Act of 
1912." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direction of the Town 
Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or notes 
shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen, 
but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and interest. 

We recommend that the following be fixed as the particulars of the 
bonds or notes to be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes 
specified in Articles, 8, 9, 10, 19, and 20, which relate respectively to the 
appropriation of $3,500, for the construction of a sewer in Roy street; 
$3,000 for the construction of a sewer in Greenwood terrace; $2,000 for 
the construction of a sewer in Greenwood avenue ; $700 for the construc- 
tion of a sewer in Lodge road; $1,800 for the construction of a drain in 
Thomas road; and $1,000 for the extension of the Marshall street drain, 
said appropriations aggregating $12,000. 

There shall be 24 bonds or notes of the town, each for the sum of $500. 
They shall be dated during the current year. The first bond or note shall 
be payable one year from its date, and one bond or note shall be payable 
each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the Town Seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent 
per annum, payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank 
or Trust Company or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall 
be subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the 
Town Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are 
issued, and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be pay- 
able at the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Company 
as the Town Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall designate. Said 
bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, Swampscott Sewerage 
Loan, 1917." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direction of the 
Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or notes 
shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen, 
but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and interest. 

We recommend that the following be fixed as the particulars of the 
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specified in Article 13, relating to the appropriation of $2,000 for the con- 
struction and equipment of a portable school building at the Farms school. 

There shall be four bonds or notes of the town, each for the sum of 
$500. Thej shall be dated during the current year. The first bond or 
note shall be payable one year from its date, and one bond or note shall 
be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the Town Seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent 
per annum, payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank 
or Trust Company, or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and 
shall be subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to 
the Town Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes 
are issued, and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be 
payable at the office of the Town Treasurer or at such Bank or Trust 
Company as the Town Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall designate. 
Said bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, "Swampscott 
School Building Loan, 1917." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under 
the direction of the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or notes 
shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen, 
but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and interest. 

We recommend that the following be fixed as the particulars of the 
bonds or notes to be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes 
specified in Article 22, relating to the appropriation of $11,500 for the 
construction of a concrete pavement and curbing on Essex street from the 
Lynn line to Burrill street. 

There shall be twenty-three bonds or notes of the town, each for the 
sum of $500. They shall be dated during the current year. The first five 
bonds or notes shall be payable one year from their date, and two bonds 
or notes shall be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent 
per annum, payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank 
or Trust Company or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall 
be subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the 
Town Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are 
issued, and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be 
payable at the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Com- 
pany as the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen shall designate. 
Said bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, " Street Pavement 
Loan, 1917." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direction of the 
Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Select- 
men, but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and 
interest. 

(Signed) WESTON K. LEWIS, Chairman, 
JOHN F. LUTHER, Secretary, 
F. WALKER JOHNSON, 
HERBERT A. WOOFTER, 
C. FRANK HATHAWAY, 
HERBERT A. CAHOON. 

Voted, Article 1. To appropriate the sum of $2,640 for the purpose of 
advancing $100 per year the salaries of all teachers in town who are now 
receiving less than $1,000 per year. 

Voted, Article 2. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $241 for the purpose of making the salary of the 
First Assistant Chief of the Fire Department $1,275 P er J ear an ^ the 
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Voted, Article 3. That the the salary of the Chief of Police be increased 
to $30 per week and that an appropriation of $260 be made for the same. 

Voted, Article 4. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $925 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town for 
the purpose of laying a 6-inch water main in Bellevue Road for about 450 
feet beginning at Humphrey street, under conditions as stated in said 
report. 

Voted, Article 5. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $1,975 for tne purpose of laying a 6-inch water main 
northerly in Aspen road for about 500 feet from Arbutus road, the money 
to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, the work to be done under the 
conditions stated in said report. 

Voted, Article 6. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $1,600 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, 
for the purpose of laying a 6-inch water main northerly in Magnolia road 
for about 500 feet from Arbutus road, under conditions as stated in said 
report. 

Voted, Article 7. To appropriate the sum of $547.50 to defray the cost 
of a certain water main trench in Stimpson road. 

Voted, Article 8. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $3,500 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, to 
extend the sewer in Roy street about 470 feet northeasterly. 

Voted, Article 9. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $2,000 to extend the sewer in Greenwood avenue and 
$3,000 to construct a sewer in Greenwood terrace, the money to be raised 
by bonds or notes of the town. 

Resolution. 

Voted : To adopt the following resolution. 

Resolved, that the citizens of Swampscott, Massachusetts, in special 
Town Meeting assembled, in view of the serious food shortage facing the 
world and of the great shortage of labor for producing munitions, ships 
and food products, and in further consideration of the damages of the 
saloons of America to the efficiency of our soldier boys, hereby ask of the 
Congress of the United States that they enact laws of National Prohibition 
for the period of the war with Germany. 

The Town Clerk is hereby instructed to forward a copy of this resolu- 
tion to the member of Congress from this district. (Unanimous.) 

Voted, Article 10. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee, appropriating the sum of $700 to be raised by bonds or notes of 
the town for the purpose of constructing a sewer in Lodge road for a dis- 
tance of about 300 feet westerly from Bates road. 

Voted, Article 11. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating the sum of $300 to pay an annuity to the widow of 
Everett Smith as long as she remains his widow, under the provision of 
Section 1, Chapter 134, Special Acts of 1916. 

Voted, Article 12. To appropriate the sum of $1,300 to reimburse the 
Public Library Fund for expenses incurred in cataloguing and removing 
the books from the Town Hall to the new building. 

Voted, Article 13. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $2,400 to purchase, equip and maintain a portable 
school building at the Farms School, $400 to be taken from the current 
revenue and $2,000 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town 

Machon School Building Committee. 

Article 15. The report of the Machon School Building Committee was 
read by Edward Tillotson, Chairman. 

To the Voters of the Town of Swampscott : 

Acting in accordance with a vote of the last regular town meeting your 
committee has taken the necessary steps to place before you plans and 
specifications for an eight room school building with an assembly hall, 



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for the lot on Essex street, steps for the taking of which were voted by 
you. These plans and specifications were prepared by Charles V. Bur- 
gess, architect, and meet with all the requirements of the situation. They 
comprise a modern school building, containing all the sanitary and other 
features necessary for the welfare and comfort of your children. In 
accordance with the by-laws of the town, bids for the general contract and 
the heating and ventilation were called for through the medium of adver- 
tisements in the daily papers. It was realized that the high cost of labor 
and material at this time would bring the estimated cost to a somewhat 
higher figure than was anticipated some months ago. But expert author- 
ities on the subject do not hesitate to say that the figures obtained are 
very reasonable and certain to go much higher as time advances. In fact, 
conservative engineers express the opinion that it will be several years 
before a building of the character proposed can be erected at the figures 
submitted. The lowest bidder for the general contract was the C. S. 
Cunningham & Sons Construction Company, which offers to erect the 
schoolhouse at a cost of $62,889. For the heating and ventilating, M. A. 
Dame & Son submit the lowest bid, the amount being $13,975. Based 
on these figures, the architect's fee will be $4,611,84. For providing the 
building with the necessary equipment, consisting of desks and chairs 
for the students, desks for the teachers and seats for the assembly hall, the 
sum of approximately $3,000 will be needed. The total of these four 
items is $84,475.84, and your committee, therefore, recommends the 
acceptance of these plans and the lowest bids thereon and an appropria- 
tion of $85,000 for the erection and equipment of the proposed structure, 
this sum to be raised by notes or bonds of the town. * 



Voted, To accept the report as read. 

Voted, To take up for action Articles 14, 15, 16 together. 

Voted, Articles 14, 15, 16. To accept and adopt the report of the 
Finance Committee, recommending as follows, as amended : 

That when this meeting adjourns, it be to Friday, May 18th current, at 
twelve o'clock, noon, and that the Board of Selectmen be directed to 
prepare a ballot containing the following questions : 

1. Shall the town vote to take in fee, for the purpose of erecting 
thereon a building to be used as a public school, and appropriate therefor 
the sum of $4,600, a certain parcel of land, located in Swampscott, and 
bounded and described as follows : Southerly by Essex street, 156.05 feet; 
westerly by Burpee road 150 feet ; northerly by land of George D. R. 
Durkee and Frederick M. Nichols about 153 feet by a line 150 feet from 
and parallel to Essex street and easterly by Jackson Park about 162.5 feet, 

2. Shall the town vote to accept the plans submitted by the Machon 
School Building Committee for the erection of a school on the above 
described land, together with all appurtenances thereto, including furni- 
ture, and appropriate therefor the sum of $85,400. 

3. Shall the following be fixed as the particulars of the bonds or notes 
to be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes specified in the 
above questions, relating respectively to the appropriatons of $4,600 to pay 
for the taking of said land, and $85,400 for the erection and equipment of 
said school building, said appropriations aggregating $90,000. 

There shall be sixty (60) bonds or notes of the Town, twenty (20) for 
the sum of $500 each and forty (40) for the sum of $2,000 each. They 
shall be dated during the current year. One $500 bond or note and two 
$2,000 bonds or notes shall be payable one year from their date, and one 



(Signed) 



EDWARD TILLOTSON, Chairman, 
ROBERT F. KIMBALL, Secretary, 



CLARENCE B* HUMPHREY. 



ARTHUR W. STUBBS, 
HENRY S. BALDWIN 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 



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$500 bond or note and two $2,000 bonds or notes shall be payable each 
year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding 4^ per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank or Trust 
Company, or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall be sub- 
ject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the Town 
Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are 
issued, and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be 
payable at the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Com- 
pany as the Town Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall designate. 
Said bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words " Machon School 
Loan, 1917." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direction of 
the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Select- 
men, but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and 
interest. 

That the voters of the town assemble at the Town Hall at the above 
stated time for the purpose of voting by Australian Ballot on the above 
questions ; that the polls open at 12 M. and close at 8 P. M. and that the 
voting list be used. 

That the Board of Selectmen cause to be delivered by mail to each voter 
of the town a fac simile of the ballot to be used at least three days before 
the above date. 

Voted, that any further information to be had shall be published or 
mailed to each voter. 

Voted, Article 17. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee indefinitely postponing action on this article. 

Voted, Article 18. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating* $3,500 for grading the following newly accepted 
streets : Harrison avenue, Manton road, Stanwood road, Bradley avenue, 
Stimpson road, Sargent road, Prospect avenue, Arbutus road, Aspen road 
and Hillcrest circle. 

Voted, Article 19. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $1,800 to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, 
for the purpose of constructing a drain in Thomas and Shaw roads to 
connect with the drain in Paradise road. 

Voted, Article 20. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating the sum of $1,000 to be raised by bonds or notes of 
the town for the purpose of extending the Marshall street concrete drain 
107 feet from Blaney's beach to Puritan road. 

Voted, Article 21. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $500 as a further appropriation for interest charges 
on temporary loans for 1917. 

Voted, Article 22. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee appropriating $11,500 for the purpose of laying a concrete pave- 
ment on and curbing both sides of that portion of Essex street from the 
easterly side of Burrill street to the Lynn line, the work to be done in 
accordance with the specifications of the Massachusetts Highway Com- 
mission by the Surveyor of Highways, or if he deems it best under con- 
tract ; the money to be raised by bonds or notes of the town, provided, 
however, that the bonds or notes shall not be issued, or the work started, 
until the Bay State Street Railway Company shall have made such repairs 
to the present tracks as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Select- 
men ; all other public service corporations having rights on or under 
Essex street, to be notified to install all contemplated and repair all exist- 
ing underground construction before the work is started, or failing to do 
this to be debarred from disturbing the pavement for at least ten years. 

Voted, Article 23. To adopt the following By-Laws as amended : 



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Hawkers and Pedlars. 

Section i. No person shall go from place to place in this town selling 
or bartering, or carrying or exposing for sale or barter, any fruits, vege- 
tables, or fish in or from anj cart, wagon or other vehicle, or in any other 
manner, without a license therefor from the Board of Health; provided, 
however, this section shall not apply to any person who sells only fruits 
or vegetables raised or produced by himself or his family, or fish which 
is obtained by his own labor or the labor of his family. 

Sect. 2. The Board of Health shall have authority to grant such 
license to any person of good repute for morals and integrity who is, or 
has declared his intention to become, a citizen of the United States. 
Said licenses, unless sooner revoked by the Board of Health, shall 
expire one year after the granting thereof, and each person as licensed 
shall pay therefor a fee of fourteen dollars. 

Sect. 3. No hawker or pedlar shall sell, or offer or expose for sale, 
any of the articles enumerated in Section 15, of Chapter 65 of the Revised 
Laws, or in any acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, until 
he has recorded his name and residence with the Board of Health. 
Every person licensed under the provisions of the preceding section as 
hawker or pedlar of fruits, vegetables and fish shall record his name and 
residence in like manner with the Board of Health. 

Sect. 4. No person hawking, peddling, or carrying or exposing any 
articles for sale, shall cry his wares to the disturbance of the peace and 
comfort of the inhabitants of the town, nor otherwise than in vehicles 
and receptacles which are neat and clean and do not leak. 

Sect. 5. Every hawker and pedlar licensed by the Board of Health 
shall be assigned a number and shall be provided by the said board with 
a badge which shall be conspicuously worn by him ; and every other such 
hawker and pedlar, as described in Section 3, shall provide himself with 
a badge of such type and design as may be approved by said Board of 
Health, which he shall wear in like manner. Whoever neglects to wear 
or wears such badge without authority, shall be punished by the penalty 
provided in Section 10 of this By-law. 

Sect. 6. Every vehicle or other receptacle used by a licensee as a con- 
veyance for articles offered or exposed for sale by him shall have attached 
thereto on each side a number plate to be furnished by the town with his 
license, bearing the number and date of expiration of such license. 

Sect. 7. No person shall be registered or assigned a badge or number 
plate under the provisions of Sections 3 and 5 of these by-laws, until he 
presents a certificate from the Sealer of Weights and Measures stating that 
all weighing and measuring devices intended to be used by such person 
have been duly inspected and sealed as required by law. The use of, or 
possession by such person with intent to use, any false or unsealed weigh- 
ing or measuring devices shall be sufficient cause for the revocation of his 
license, or the cancellation of his registration. 

Sect. 8. Nothing in these by-laws shall be construed as conflicting 
with any license issued under the authority of the Commonwealth. 

Sect. 9. Any license granted under these by-laws or any by-law 
amendatory or additional thereto may be revoked by the Board of Health. 

Sect. 10. Whoever violates any provision of these by-laws shall be 
punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars for each offence. 

Sect. ii. All by-laws or part of by-laws inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. 

Voted, Article 24. To accept and adopt the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee, as follows : 

That the following be fixed as the particulars of the bonds or notes to 
be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes specified in 
Articles 4, 5 and 6 which relate respectively to the appropriation of $925 
for the laving of a six-inch water main in Bellevue road ; $1,975 for the 
laying of a six-inch water main in Aspen road, and $1,600 for the laying 
of a six-inch water main in Magnolia road, said appropriations aggre- 
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There shall be nine bonds or notes of the town, each for the sum of 
$500. They shall be dated during the current year. The first bond or 
note shall be payable one year from its date, and one bond or note shall be 
payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men and Water Board (now Water and Sewerage Board), shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank or Trust 
Company or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall be 
subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the Town 
Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are 
issued, and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be pay- 
able at the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Company 
as the Town Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall designate. Said 
bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words "Swampscott Additional 
Water Loan, Act of 1912." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the 
direction of the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Select- 
men, but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and interest. 
(Unanimous.) 

That the following be fixed as the particulars of the bonds or notes to 
be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes specified in articles 
8, 9, io, 19 and 20 which relates respectively to the appropriation of $3,500 
for the construction of a sewer in Roy street, $3,000 for the construction 
of a sewer in Greenwood terrace, $2,000 for the construction of a sewer 
in Greenwood avenue, $700 for the construction of a sewer in Lodge road, 
$1,800 for the construction of a drain in Thomas road, and $1,000 for the 
extension of the Marshall street drain, said appropriations aggregating 
$12,000. 

There shall be twenty-four bonds or notes of the town, each for the 
sum of $500. They shall be dated during the current year. The first 
bond or note shall be payable one year from the date thereof, and one 
bond or note shall be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersiged by a majority of the Board of Selectmen, 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank or 
Trust Company or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall be 
subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the Town 
Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are issued, 
and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be payable at 
the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Company as the 
Town Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall designate. Said bonds or 
notes shall bear on their face the words, " Swr.mpscott Sewer Loan, 
1917." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direction of the Town 
Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and Board of Select- 
men, but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and 
interest. (Unanimous.) 

That the following be fixed as the particulars of the bonds or notes to 
be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes specified in 
Article 13, relating to the appropriation of $2,000 for the construction 
and equipment of a portable school building at the Farms School. 

There shall be four bonds or notes of the town, each for the sum of 
$500. They shall be dated during the current year. The first bond or 
note shall be payable one year from its date, and one bond or note shall 
be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the 
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shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank or 
Trust Company, or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, and shall be 
subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the Town 
Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are 
issued, and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be pay- 
able at the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Company 
as the Town Treasurer and Board of Selectmen shall designate. Said 
bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, " Swampscott School 
Building Loan, 1917." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direc- 
tion of the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form and issuance and sale of said bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Select- 
men, but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and 
interest. (Unanimous.) 

That the following be fixed as the particulars of the bonds or notes to 
be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes specified in Article 
22, relating to the appropriation of $11,500 for the construction of a con- 
crete pavement and curbing on Essex street from Lynn line to Burrill 
street. 

There shall be twenty-three bonds or notes of the town, each for the sum 
of $500. They shall be dated during the current year, the first five bonds 
or notes shall be payable one year from their date, and two bonds or notes 
shall be payable each year thereafter. 

Said bonds or notes shall bear the Town Seal, shall be signed by the 
Town Treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the Board of Select- 
men, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent 
per annum, payable semi-annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank 
or Trust Company or by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics and shall 
be subject to registration at the holder's option on presentation to the 
Town Treasurer for cancellation of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are 
issued, and appropriate endorsement. Principal and interest shall be pay- 
able at the office of the Town Treasurer or such Bank or Trust Company 
as the Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen shall designate. Said bonds 
or notes shall bear upon their face the words, "Street Pavement Loan, 
1917." Said bonds or notes shall be sold under the direction of the Town 
Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Select- 
men, but said bond's or notes shall not be sold for less than par and 
interest. (Unanimous.) 

Voted, To adjourn at 10.45 p - M - 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

In accordance with the forgoing adjournment the voters assembled at 
the Town Hall on Friday, May 18, 1917. 

Called to order at 12 M. by Daniel F. Knowlton, Moderator. 

The records pertaining to action on Articles 14, 15 and 16 at last meet- 
ing were read and approved. 

The Moderator appointed John A. Cullen, William R. Patten and 
Francis M. Kennedy to assist as ballot clerks and tellers. 

Ballots had been prepared, balloting commenced at 12 M. and ended at 
8 P. M. 

At 8.10 P. M. the following result of balloting was announced : 
There were 636 ballots cast. 

Question No, 1, as to buying lot of land as previously described, Yes, 
180; No. 353 ; blanks, 3. 

Question No. 2, as to accepting plans submitted, Yes, 67; No. 455; 
blanks, 14. 



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Question No. 3, as to fixing particulars of bonds, Yes, 76, No. 438; 
blanks, 22. 

Voted, That when we do adjourn it be to Friday evening, June 1, at 7.45 
o'clock. 

Voted, To adjourn at 8.15 P. M. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

In accordance with the foregoing adjournment the voters assembled at 
the Town Hall on Friday evening, June 1, 1917. 
There were thirty-five (35) voters present. 

Voted, That when we do adjourn it be to Tuesday evening, February 19 
1918, at 8 P. M. 
Voted, To adjourn at 8.15 o'clock. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

Special Town Meeting Tuesday, August 28, 1917. 
TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are directed to 
notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott, qualified to vote in 
elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall, in said 
Swampscott, on Tuesday, the twenty-eighth day of August, at 7.30 P. M., 
then and there to act on the following articles, viz. : 

Article i. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of two 
thousand dollars to be expended under the direction of the Board of Select- 
men for the purpose of conserving health, protecting persons and property, 
purchasing military equipment and supplies or for any purpose mentioned 
in Chapter 264 of the Acts of 1917. 

Art. 2. To appropriate and raise, by borrowing or otherwise such 
sum of money as may be necessary for all or any of the purposes men- 
tioned in the foregoing article. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant, by posting attested copies 
thereof at the Town Hall, Depots, Post Offices and three other public and 
conspicuous places in the town, seven days at leasfbefore the time of hold- 
ing said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting as aforesaid. 
Given under our hands this seventeenth day of August, A. D. 1917. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy : Attest : 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

Return on the Warrant. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified the legal 
voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said Warrant at the 
Town Hall, Post Offices, Depots and five public and conspicuous 
places in Swampscott on Monday, August 20, 1917, the posting of said 
notices being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



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Special Town Heeting August 28, 1917. 

Agreeable to the foregoing warrant the voters of the town assembled at 
the Town Hall on Tuesday evening, August 28, 1917. There was a large 
number present, exceeding the number required to transact business. 

The meeting was called to order at 8.05 o'clock by Daniel F. Knowlton, 
Moderator. 

The Warrant calling the meeting and the return thereon was read by 
the Town Clerk. 

The report of the Finance Committee was read by Weston K. Lewis, 
Chairman. 

To the Citizens of the Town of Swampscott : 
Your committee begs leave to submit the following report : 
Article i. Your committee has conferred with the Selectmen and has 
received a general outline of the proposed expenditures of the moneys to 
be raised under Article 1 of the Town Warrant. Certain details of the 
plan have not been settled upon in season for the preparation of this 
report, and we therefore beg to leave the matter of the details to statements 
upon the floor at the meeting by the Selectmen. The objects of the appro- 
priation is the amelioration of the conditions surrounding the lives of the 
young men of the town who are enlisted in the various military and naval 
branches of the country's service. In view of the sacrifices made and to 
be made by these young men who represent the town in the forefront of 
the country's service, we cordially approve and believe that the town will 
enthusiastically endorse the objects of the article submitted. We accord- 
ingly recommend the appropriation of the sum of two thousand dollars 
($2,000) for the purposes set forth in Article 1, to be expended under the 
direction of the Board of Selectmen, said sum to be raised by bonds or 
notes of the town. 

Art. 2. We recommend that the following be fixed as the particulars 
of the bonds and notes to be issued by the town pursuant to and for the 
purposes specified in Article x. 

There shall be four bonds or notes of the town, each for the sum of 
$500. They shall be dated during the current year. The first bond or 
note shall be payable one year from the date thereof , and one bond or note 
shall be payable each year thereafter. Said bonds or notes shall bear the 
town seal, shall be signed by the Town Treasurer and countersigned by a 
majority of the Board of Selectmen, shall bear interest at a rate not exceed- 
ing four and one-half per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, 
shall be authenticated by some Bank or Trust Company or by the Massa- 
chusetts Bureau of Statistics, shall be subject to registration at the hold- 
er's option on presentation to the Town Treasurer for cancellation of 
coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are issued, and appropriate endorse- 
ment. 

Principal and interest shall be payable at the office of the Town Treas- 
urer or such Bank or Trust Company, as the Town Treasurer and Board 
of Selectmen shall designate. Said bonds or notes shall bear on their 
face the words, "Swampscott War Loan, 1917." Said bonds or notes 
shall be sold under the direction of the Town Treasurer and the Board of 
Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Select- 
men, but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and 
interest. 

(Signed) WESTON K. LEWIS, Chairman, 
JOHN F. LUTHER, Secretary, 
HERBERT A. WOOFTER, 
F. WALLACE JOHNSON, 
HERBERT A. CAHOON. 



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The Band of the Eighth Regiment was present, as also were officers and 
enlisted and enrolled men from various departments of the service. 

Voted, Article 1, by a unanimous rising vote: That the sum of two 
thousand ($2,000) dollars be appropriated for the purposes set forth in 
Article 1, to be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen, 
said sum to be raised by bonds or notes of the Town. 

Voted, Article 2. That the following be fixed as the particulars of the 
bonds or notes to be issued by the town pursuant to and for the purposes 
specified in Article 1. There shall be four bonds or notes of the town, 
each for the sum of $500. They shall be dated during the current year. 
The first bond or note shall be payable one year from the date thereof and 
one bond or note shall be payable each year thereafter. Said bonds or notes 
shall bear the town seal, shall be signed by the Town Treasurer and counter- 
signed by a majority of the Board of Selectmen, shall bear interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one-half per cent per annum, payable semi- 
annually, shall be authenticated by some Bank or Trust Company or by 
the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, shall be subject to registration at 
the holder's option on presentation to the Town Treasurer for cancellation 
of coupons, if coupon bonds or notes are issued, and appropriate 
endorsement. 

Principal and interest shall be payable at the office of the Town Treas- 
urer or at such Bank or Trust Company as the Town Treasurer and Board 
of Selectmen shall designate. Said bonds or notes shall bear on their 
face the words, "Swampscott War Loan, 1917." Said bonds or notes shall 
be sold under the direction of the Town Treasurer and the Board of 
Selectmen. 

All other particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or notes 
shall be determined by the Town Treasurer and the Board of Selectmen, 
but said bonds or notes shall not be sold for less than par and interest. 
(Unanimous.) 

Voted: To dissolve at 9.15 P. M. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
State Primary, Tuesday, September 25, 1917. 
TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex ss. 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify 
and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Pri- 
maries to meet in the Town Hall, in Swampscott, Tuesday, September 
25, 1917, at 12 o'clock M., for the following purposes : 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the nomination of 
Candidates of Political Parties for the following offices : 

Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Lieutenant Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Secretary of the Commonweath for this Commonwealth. 

Treasurer and Receiver General for this Commonwealth. 

Auditor of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 

Attorney-General for this Commonwealth. 

Councillor for Fifth Councillor District. 

Representative in Congress for Sixth Congressional District (to fill 
vacancy). 

Senator for First Senatorial District. 

One Representative in General Court for Fifteenth Representative 
District. 



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County Commissioner for Essex County. 

Clerk of the Courts for Essex County (to fill vacancy). 

And for the Election of the following officers : 

District Member of State Committee for each political party for the 
First Senatorial District. 

Seven Members of the Democratic Town Committee. 
Seven Members of the Republican Town Committee. 
Delegates to State Conventions of Political Parties. 

All the above candidates and officers are to be voted for upon one ballot. 
The polls will be open from 12 M. to 8 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant, by posting attested copies 
thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting as directed by 
vote of the town. 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this Warrant, with your doings 
thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this fourteenth day of September, A. D. 1917. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 
A true copy. Attest : Selectmen of Swampscott. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

Return on the Warrant. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have notified the legal 
voters of Swampscott by posting attested copies of said Warrant at the 
Town Hall, Post Offices, Depots and five public and conspicuous places in 
Swampscott on Saturday, September 15, 1917, the posting of said notices 
being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 

State Primaries, September 25, 1917. 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters of the town 
assembled at the Town Hall and were called to order at 12 M. on Tuesday, 
September 25, 1917, by Henry S. Baldwin, Chairman of the Selectmen and 
Presiding Election Officer. 

The Warrant calling the meeting and return thereon was read by George 
T. Till, Town Clerk. 

The following Primary Officers were appointed by the Selectmen : — 
Ballot Clerks, John A. Cullen (Dem.), William R. Patten (Rep.), Francis 
M.Kennedy (Dem.). Tellers: Republican, Harry E. Cahoon, Harold 
C. Snow, Horace R. Parker, Alfred F. Frazier, George F. Clay, Joseph 
G. Reid, Arthur C. Eaton, Harold H. Bartol. Democrats, James T. 
Lyons, John B. Cahoon, Robert Leslie, Frank G. Melvin, George H. 
Stone, James H. Ryan, William P. Bergen, John A. Finnegan. 

All the Primary Officers were qualified for their duties by the Town 
Clerk. 

The packages of ballots were delivered to the Ballot Clerks and polls 
were declared open for balloting at 12.05 P- M., remaining open by vote 
of the meeting until 9 P. M. 

The ballot box registered 723 ; there were 718 ballots cast as follows : 
Republican, 697; Democratic, 21 ; result of the balloting was declared at 
11.30 P. M. 



So 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Democratic Ballots. 

Governor. 

Frederick W. Mansfield, of Boston 18 

Congressman^Sixth District. 

Edward Hosmer Savary, of Groveland ..... 5 

George A. Schofield, of Ipswich 10 

Clerk of Courts, Essex County (to fill vacancy). 

James F. Carens, Jr., of Newburyport 14 

Delegates to State Convention. 

James T. Lyons (elected) 2 

Abram G. Stone (elected) 1 

Michael J. Ryan (elected) 1 

Peter Blaser \ 1 

J. Doherty 1 

Town Committee. 

William P. Bergen ........ (elected) 2 

Abram G. Stone (elected) 2 

John A. Cullen (elected) 2 

Michael J. Ryan (elected) 2 

Peter Blaser 1 

Frank D. Thurston 1 

John A. Finnegan .......... 1 

Republican Ballots. 

Governor. 

Grafton D. Cushing, of Boston ....... 155 

Samuel W. McCall, of Winchester 517 

Blanks 25 

Lieutenant Governor. 

Calvin Coolidge, of Northampton 609 

Blanks 88 

Secretary. 

Albert P. Langtry, of Springfield 597 

Blanks 100 

Treasurer. 

Charles L. Burrill, of Boston 587 

Blanks no 

Auditor. 

Charles Bruce, of Everett 157 

Alonzo B. Cook, of Boston 442 

Blanks 98 

Attorney General. 

Henry C. Attwill, of Lynn 613 

Conrad W. Crooker, of Brookline 39 

Blanks ............ 45 

Councillor, Fifth District. 

Frederick H. Tarr, of Rockport 513 

Blanks 184 

Senator, First Essex District. 

Charles H. Annis, of Lynn ......... 178 

George H. Jackson, of Lynn ........ 443 

Michael S. Keenan, of Lynn 38 

Blanks 38 



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8i 



Representative in General Court, Fifteenth Essex District. 

James D. Bentley, of Swampscott 513 

Charles F. Lovejoy, of Swampscott 161 

Blanks ............ 23 

County Commissioner, Essex. 

Moody Kimball, of Newburyport 585 

Blanks . 112 

Congressman. Sixth District (to fill vacancy). 

Rufus D. Adams, of Salem 61 

W. W. Lufkin, of Essex 450 

John L. Saltonstall, of Beverly 169 

Blanks 17 

Clerk of Courts, Essex County (to fill vacancy). 

J. Joseph Doherty, of Lynn 285 

Archie N. Frost, of Lawrence 289 

A. Franklin Priest, of Haverhill 69 

Blanks 54 

State Committee, First Essex District- 

Charles S. Goodridge, of Lynn 336 

Ralph W. Reeve, of Lynn 248 

Blanks 113 

Delegates to State Convention. 

Fred H. Druehl (elected) 548 

George A. Heath (elected) 574 

Arthur C. Widger (elected) 583 

James W. Santry (elected) 555 

Nathan G. Bubier (elected) 589 

Alfred B. Jones (elected) 546 

Samuel M. Kehoe (elected) 573 

Blanks ........*. 911 

Town Committee. 

James F. Caton (elected) 361 

Alfred F. Frazier (elected) 371 

Charles F. Hathaway (elected) 379 

James D. Bentley (elected) 411 

Harry E. Cahoon (elected) 406 

Charles D. C. Moore (elected) 392 

Charles E. Hodgdon (elected) 387 

Stuart P. Ellis (elected) 134 

Blanks 2*038 

The meeting was dissolved at 11.35 P. M. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 

State Election, November 6, 1917. 

Essex ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said County ', 

GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are directed 
to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, Mass., qualified to 
vote in elections to assemble in the Town Hall, in said Swampscott, on 
Tuesday, the sixth day of November, next, it being the Tuesday next 
after the first Monday in said November, at 6 o'clock in the forenoon, 
then and there to bring in their votes to the Selectmen on one ballot for 
Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Attor- 
ney-General, Councillor, Congressman to fill vacancy, Senator, one Repre- 
sentative in General Court, County Commissioner, Clerk of Courts to 
fill vacancy. 
6 



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[Dec. 31 



To vote Yes or No upon the questions : 

Article of Amendment No. 1. 

The General Court shall have power to provide by law for voting by 
qualified voters of the Commonwealth who, at the time of an election, are 
absent from the city or town of which they are inhabitants in the choice 
of any officer to be elected or upon any question submitted at such election. 

Article of Amendment No. 2, Article 18. 

Section i. No law shall be passed prohibiting the free exercise of 
religion. 

Sect. 2. All moneys raised by taxation in the towns and cities for 
the support of public schools, and all moneys which may be appropriated 
by the commonwealth for the support of common schools shall be applied 
to, and expended in, no other schools than those which are conducted 
according to law, under the order and superintendence of the authorities 
of the town or city in which the money is expended ; and no grant, appro- 
priation or use of public money or property or loan of public credit shall 
be made or authorized by the commonwealth or any political division 
therereof for the purpose of founding, maintaining or aiding any school or 
institution of learning, whether under public control or otherwise, 
wherein any denominational doctrine is inculcated, or any other school, 
or any college, infirmary, hospital, institution, or educational, charitable 
or religious undertaking which is not publicly owned and under the 
exclusive control, order and superintendence of public officers or public 
agents authorized by the commonwealth or federal authority or both, 
except that appropriations may be made for the maintenance and support 
of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts and for free public libraries in 
any city or town, and to carry out legal obligations, if any, already 
entered into ; and no such grant, appropriation or use of public money 01 
property or loan of public credit shall be made or authorized for the 
purpose of founding, maintaining, or aiding any church, religious 
denomination or society. 

Sect. 3. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the 
commonwealth, or any political division thereof, from paying to privately 
controlled hospitals, infirmaries, or institutions for the deaf, dumb or 
blind not more than the ordinary and reasonable compensation for care 
or support actually rendered or furnished by such hospitals, infirmaries 
or institutions to such persons as may be in whole or in part unable to 
support or care for themselves. 

Sect. 4. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to deprive any 
inmate of a publicly controlled reformatory, penal or charitable institu- 
tion of the opportunity of religious exercises therein of its own faith ; but 
no inmate of such institution shall be compelled to attend religious ser- 
vices or receive religious instruction against his will, or if a minor, with- 
out the consent of his parent or guardian. 

Sect. 5. This amendment shall not take effect until the October first 
next succeeding its ratification and adoption by the people. 

Article of Amendment No. 3 

The maintenance and distribution at reasonable rates, during time of 
war, public exigency, emergency or distress, of a sufficient supply of food 
and other common necessaries of life and the providing of shelter, are 
public functions, and the commonwealth and the cities and towns therein 
may take and provide the same for their inabitants in such manner as the 
general court shall determine. 

The polls will be kept open until 4.30 o'clock P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested copies 
thereof at the Town Hall, Depots, Post Offices and three other public and 
conspicuous places in the town, seven days at least before the time of 
holding said meeting. , 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this Warrant, with your doings 
thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting as aforesaid. 



1917] 



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S3 



Given under our hands this twenty-sixth day of October, A. D., 1917. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY. 
A true copy. Attest : Selectmen of Swampscott. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable.. 

Return on the Warrant- 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified the legal 
voters of Swampscott by posting attested copies of said warrant at the 
Town Hall, Post Offices depots and five public and conspicuous places in 
Swampscott on Saturday, October 27, 1917, the posting of said notices 
being at least seven days before the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 

State Election November 6, 1917. 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant, the voters of the town assem- 
bled at the Town Hall and were called to order at 6 o'clock A. M. Tuesday, 
November 6, 1917, by the Chairman of the Selectmen, Henry S. Baldwin, 
as presiding election officer. 

The warrant calling the meeting and the return thereon was read by the 
Town Clerk. 

John A. Cullen (Dem.) William R. Patten (Rep.) and Francis N. 
Kennedy (Dem.) were qualified as Ballot Clerks, John A. Cullen to serve 
at the ballot box. 

At 6.03 A. M. the polls were declared open for balloting and remained 
open until 4.30 P. M ; 980 ballots were cast ; there were 980 checks on both 
voting lists. The ballot box register was 979. 

The following were qualified as Tellers by the Town Clerk : Republi- 
cans, Harold C. Snow, Alfred F. Frazier, Horace R. Parker, George F. 
Clay, Thomas E. Berry, Harry E. Cahoon, Harold H. Bartol, Joseph G. 
Reed. Democrats, Robert Leslie, James M. Kennedy, William P. Bergen, 
George H. Stone, James A. Ryan, Frank G. Melvin, John A. Finnegan, 
John B. Cahoon. 

At 7 o'clock P. M. the following result of balloting was announced : 

For Governor 

James Hayes, of Plymouth 

Chester R. Lawrence, of Boston .... 
Frederick W. Mansfield, of Boston 
Samuel W. McCall, of Winchester . , 

John McCarty, of Abington 

Blanks 

For Lieutenant Governor 
Calvin Coolidge, of Northampton 

Mathew Hale, of Boston 

Sylvester M. McBride, of Watertown, . 
Fred E. Oelcher, of Peabody .... 
Blanks 

For Secretary 

Herbert S. Brown, of Greenfield . 
Albert P. Langtry, of Springfield . 
Ingvar Paulsen, of Boston 
Arthur B. Reed, of Abington 
Marion E. Sprouvle of Lowell 

Blanks 

For Treasurer. 



Charles L. Burrill, of Boston 7 86 

Solon Lovett, of Beverly 14 

Joseph A. Murphy, of Lowell 23 

Humphrey O'Sullivan, of Lowell 115 

Mary E. Peterson, of Somerville 10 ' 

Blanks • 3 2 



9. 
1 1 

134 
795 
17 



776 
147 

23 
7 
27 



31 
761 

11 
116 

23 

38 



s 4 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



For Auditor. 

Elziar H. Choquette, of New Bedford 108 

Alonzo B. Cook, of Boston 775 

David Craig, of Milford 12 

Walter S. Peck, of Stockbridge 24 

Henry G. Smith, Jr., of Somerville 15 

Blanks ............ 46 

For Attorney General. 

Henry C. Attwill, of Lynn 801 

Frank Auchter, of Belmont 12 

William R. Henry, of Lynn 27 

Thomas J. Maher, of Medford 11 1 

Josiah Quincy, of Boston ........ 22 

Blanks ............ 22 

For Councillor, Fifth District. 

Albert E. Clansen, of Gloucester 50 

Frederick H. Tarr, of Rockport 833 

Blanks 97 

For Senator, First Essex District. 

George H. Jackson, of Lynn 797 

John E. Van Sciver, of Lynn ........ 30 

John R. Wallace, of Lynn 116 

Blanks 37 

For Representative in General Court, Fifteenth Essex District. 

James D. Bentley, of Swampscott ...... 891 

Blanks 89 

For County Commissioner, Essex County. 

Moody Kimball, of Newburyport 823 

Leonard W. Spaulding, of Newburyport 55 

Blanks 102 

For Congressman, Sixth District (to fill vacancy). 

Chester W. Bixby, of Haverhill 29 

W. W. Lufkin, of Essex 785 

George A. Schofield, of Ipswich 132 

Blanks 34 

For Clerk of Courts, Essex County (to fill vacancy). 

James F. Carens, Jr., of Newburyport 126 

Archie N. Frost, of Lawrence • 758 

George W. Wetherbee, of Rockport ...... 32 

Blanks 64 

Shall the Article of Amendment relative to absentee voting, submitted 
by the Constitutional Convention, be approved and ratified? Yes, 726: 
No, 118 ; blanks, 136. 

In place of article 18 of the Articles of Amendment of the Constitu- 
tion, shall the Article of Amendment relative to appropriations for educa- 
tional and benevolent purposes submitted by the Constitutional Conven- 
tion, be approved and ratified? Yes, 758; No, 143; blanks, 79. 

Shall the Article of Amendment relative to the taking and distribution 
by the Commonwealth and its municipalities of the common necessaries 
of life, submitted by the Constitutional Convention, be approved and 
ratified? Yes, 788; No, 84; blanks, 108. 

The meeting was dissolved at 7.10 P. M. 

Attest: GEORGE T. TILL, 

Town Clerk. 



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Town Clerk's Statistics. 



Births Recorded, 175. 

Males, 96; Females, 79. 

In January, 18; February, 16; March, 11; April, 17; May, 18; June, 
12 ; July, 11; August, 16; September, 16; October, 16; November, 17; 
December, 6. 

ilarriages Recorded, 108. 

In January, 4; February, 5; March, 4; April, 10; May, 7; June, 21; 
July, 10; August, 13; September, 12; October, 5; November, 11; Decem- 
ber, 6. 

Deaths Recorded, 114. 

Males, 48; Females; 66. 

In January, 10; February, 9; March, 12; April, 8; May, 5; June, 12; 
July, 8 ; August, 5 ; September, 7 ; October, 13 ; November, 9 ; December 16. 

Dogs Licensed, 219. 

Males, 183 ; Females, 36. 

Money paid to the County Treasurer. 

Gunners' Licenses. 

One hundred forty-five at $1. 

Money paid to the Commissioner on Fisheries and Game. 



Licenses Issued. 





. . . $2 


00 


$4 00 




• • 75 


00 


150 00 






00 


4 00 






00 


2 00 






00 


20 00 




25 


00 


25 00 








$205 00 



Paid to the Town Treasurer, $205. 
December 31, 1917. 



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['OWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 30 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

BUREAU OF STATISTICS 

State House, Boston 

To the Board of Selectmen, Mr. Henry S. Baldwin, Chairman, Sivamj>- 
scott, Mass. : 

Gentlemen, — I submit herewith a report of an audit of the accounts of 
the town of Swampscott for the period from January 1 to June 30, 1917, in 
accordance with the provisions of Chapter 598 of the Acts of 1910, as 
amended. The report is in the form of a report to me by Edward H. 
Fenton, Chief Accountant of this Bureau, who was placed in charge of 
the work. 

Very truly yours, 

CHARLES F. GETTEMY, Director. 

Mr. Charles F. Gettemy, Director, Bureau of Statistics, State House, 
Boston : 

Sir, — As directed by you, I have made an audit of the accounts of the 
town of Swampscott for the period from January 1 to June 30, 1917, and 
submit the following report : 

The records of the financial transactions of the several departments were 
examined and checked, the records of receipts were compared with the 
amounts reported by the treasurer and with the reports to the accountant. 

The accountant's books were checked in detail. The cash book was 
footed and the payments reported were found to be duly authorized. The 
receipts were checked and balances compared with the treasurer's account. 

The appropriations, as set up in the ledger, were checked with the town 
clerk's records and found to be correctly recorded. The general ledger 
was footed, a trial balance was taken off, and the accounts proved to be in 
balance. 

The books and accounts of the treasurer were checked and verified. 
The receipts were compared with the reports filed with the accountant. 
The payments were checked against duly approved warrants authorizing 
the expenditures. The cash account was verified and reconciled with 
the bank balances as of June 30, 1917. 

The special bank accounts for the payment of debt and interest were 
checked aud the balances in the bank were reconciled and found to be 
correct. 



BUREAU OF STATISTICS REPORT. 



87 



The accounts of the collector were checked, the cash books were footed 
and payments to the treasurer were verified and compared to the account- 
ant. The abatements were checked against the duly authorized slips from 
the assessors and were compared with the assessors' reports to the 
accountant's ledger. The difference shown in the 1916 account will 
adjust itself as the warrant is cleaned up, and the detailed checking 
which would be necessary to locate it at this time would .not be justified. 
Vertification notices were mailed to a large number of taxpayers whose 
names appeared on the books as owing money to the town. No replies 
were received claiming to have paid other than as recorded. 

The accounts of the water and sewer department were examined and 
checked. The cash books were footed and the payments to the treasurer 
were checked with the treasurer's and accountant's books. The unpaid 
water accounts were listed and the balances compared with the account- 
ant's ledger. The small difference, as shown by the table, will automatic- 
ally be located as the list is cleaned up. 

The sewer accounts were checked and those outstanding were checked 
with the collector's and accountant's records. 

In addition to the departments mentioned, the records of all depart- 
ments which had made collections of cash were examined and the receipts 
checked against the treasurer's cash and compared with the reports to the 
accountant. 

The securities in the sinking and trust funds were not audited at this 
time, but will be reported upon at the end of the year. 

Appended to this report are tables showing a reconciliation to the 
treasurer's cash, a summary of the collector's accounts, a summary of the 
water accounts and a balance sheet showing the financial condition of the 
town as of June 30, 1917. 

The accounts are being kept in a very satisfactory manner. Accurate 
information relative to the true financial condition of the town is readily 
obtained. 

While engaged in making the audit, I received the hearty cooperation 
of the several department officials, for which I wish, on behalf of myself 
and assistant, to express my appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD H. FENTON, 

Chief Accountant. 



SS TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3 1 



RECONCILIATION OF CASH AND BANK ACCOUNTS. 
General Accounts. 

Balance June 30, 1917, per cash book, $83,145 84 

Security Trust Co. 

Balance June 30, 19 17, per state- 
ment $76,350 78 

Less outstanding checks . . 3,077 01 

$73,273 77 

Central National Bank. 

Balance June 30, 1917, per state- 
ment $9,926 89 

Less : 

Outstanding checks . . $12 00 
June interest on deposit . 42 82 

54 82 



9,872 07 

$83,145 84 

Water Accounts. 

Balance June 30, 1917, per cash 

book $2,430 00 

Security Trust Co. 

Balance June 30, 191 7, per state- 
ment $2,482 15 

Less outstanding checks . . 52 15 

$2,430 00 

Debt and Interest Accounts. 

Balance July 1, 1917, First National Bank . . $4,319 00 
Outstanding coupons (not presented) . . $180 00 
Deposits for July, 1917, maturities . . . 4,139 00 

$4,319 00 



Balance July 1, 1917, Commonwealth Trust Co. $1,061 25 

Outstanding coupons (not presented) . . $61 25 

Outstanding water bond (not presented) . . 1,000 00 

$1,061 25 



Taxes, 1913. 

Outstanding January 1, 1917 .... $12 00 

Outstanding June 30, 1917, per list . . . $12 

Taxes, 1915. 

Outstanding January 1, 1917 .... $10,254 3° 

Collections January 1 to June 30, 1917 . . $9,37° 5$ 

Abatements 405 77 

Tax sales 5 34 

Unlocated difference 2 00 

Outstanding June 30, 1917 47° 61 

$10,254 30 



BUREAU OF STATIS'lICS REPORT. 



Outstanding June 30, 1917 .... 

Collected to July 13, 1917 . 

Outstanding July 13, 1917, per detailed list 



Taxes, 1916. 
Outstanding January 1, 1917, per accountant 

ledger ...... 

Collections January 1 to June 30, 1917 

Tax sales 

Abatements 

Credited to moth .... 
Outstanding June 30, 1917 . 



$34 x 32 
129 29 



$470 61 



$470 6i 



$37,469 67 



$12,688 86 
8 00 
349 56 
25 

24,423 00 



$37,469 67 



Outstanding June 30, 1917 
Unlocated difference . 



Collected to July 13, 1917 . 

Outstanding July 13, 1917, per detailed list 



Moth Assessments, 1915. 
Outstanding January 1, 1917 
Collections January 1 to June 30, 1917 

Credited to 1916 

Outstanding June 30, 1917 . 



Outstanding June 30, 1917 . . . . 
Collected to July 13, 1917 . . . . 
Outstanding July 13, 1917, per detailed list 

Moth Assessments, 1916. 
Outstanding January 1, 1917 
Taxes credited in error . 
Moth Assessment 1915 credited in error 

Collections January 1 to June 30, 1917 
Credited to sidewalk assessment 
Abatements ....... 

Outstanding June 30, 1917 . 



Outstanding June 30, 1917 .... 
Collected to July 13, 1917 .... 
Outstanding July 13, 1917, as per detailed list 



$24,423 00 
39 00 

$885 50 
23>576 50 



$70 50 
3 25 
6 50 



$24,462 00 



$24,462 00 



>o 25 



$1 00 
5 50 



$320 59 
25 
3 25 

$161 05 
1 25 
10 50 
151 29 



$3 25 
148 04 



$80 25 



$6 50 
$6 50 



$324 09 



$324 09 



$151 29 
$151 29 



GO TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 31 

Sewer Assessments, 1915. (Apportioned). 

Outstanding January 1, 1917 .... $30 00 

Collections January 1 to June 30, 1917 . . $30 00 



Sewer Assessments, 1916. (Apportioned). 

Outstanding January 1, 1917 .... $100 49 

Collections January 1 to June 30, 1917 . . $37 38 

Outstanding June 30, 1917 63 11 

$100 49 



Outstanding June 30, 1917 $63 11 

Collected to July 13, 1917 $10 97 

Outstanding July 13, 1917, per detailed list . 52 14 

$63 11 

Sewer Assessments. (Unapportioned). 
Outstanding January 1, 1917 .... $2,208 30 

Commitments 3»750 51 

Adjustment, abatement after payment . . 13 11 

$5,971 92 

Collections January 1 to June 30, 1917 . . $92 31 

Abatements 284 55 

Adjustment, error in commitment ... 20 00 
Adjustment, assessment reported as interest, 

1916 1 20 

Outstanding June 30, 1917 5, 573 86 

$5,971 92 



Outstanding June 30, 1917 $5»573 86 

Collected to July 13, 1917 $456 14 

Outstanding July 13, 1917, per detailed list . 5>n7 7 2 



Sidewalk Assessments, 1915. 
Outstanding January 1, 1917 .... $27447 
Collections January 1 to June 30, 1917 . . $272 07 
Outstanding June 30, 1917, per detailed list . 2 40 

$274 47 

Sidewalk Assessment, 1916. 
Outstanding January 1, 1917 . . . . $1,195 82 
Moth assessment credited in error ... 1 25 

1 $1,197 07 

Collections January 1 to June 30, 1917 . . $226 39 

Abatements 104 34 

Outstanding June 30, 1917 866 34 

$i,i97 o7 

Outstanding June 30, 1917 $866 34 

Collected to July 13, 1917 $4 2 15 

Outstanding July 13, 1917, per detailed list . 824 19 

$866 34 



191 7] BUREAU OF STATISTICS REPORT. 9 1 

Water Accounts. 
Outstanding January 1, 1917 .... $5,102 34 
Charges January 1 to June 30, 1917 . . 32,046 70 

Undetected difference 6 77 

$37,155 81 

Collections January 1 to June 30, 1917 . . $23,411 74 

Abatements 215 84 

Adjustment 10 

Outstanding June 30, 1917, per detailed list . 13,528 13 

$37,155 81 



92 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3 I 

TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. 

Balance Sheet — June 30, 1917. 
General Accounts. 

Assets. 

Cash : 

In Banks $85,575 84 

Accounts Receivable : 
Taxes, 

Levy of 1913 $12 00 

Levy of 1915 472 61 

Levy of 1916 24,423 00 

24,907 61 

Special Assessments : 

Moth, 1915 . . . . . . . $6 50 

Moth, 1916 151 29 

157 79 

Sidewalk's, 1915 $2 40 

Sidewalks, 1916 866 34 

868 74 

Unapportioned Sewer $5*573 86 

Apportioned Sewer, 1916 . . . . 63 1 1 

5*636 97 

Water Rates, etc T 3»5 21 36 

Tax Titles held by Town .... 112 75 

Property taken for Taxes .... 309 61 

Revenue, 1917, to be raised by Taxes and 

Receipts $310,856 23 

Less Collections — Account of estimated 

receipts . . . . ' . . . . 5,590 78 

305.265 45 

Overdrawn Accounts : 

Fire Department Horses $5 80 

Town By-Laws 371 37 

Soldiers' Exemptions 6 53 

383 70 

Loans authorized 41*500 00 



$478,239 82 



1917] 



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TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. 

Balance Sheet — June 30, 1917. 
General Accounts. 

Liabilities. 

Temporary Loans : 

In Anticipation of Revenue, 1917 . . . $200,000 00 

Sale of Cemetery Lots — to be transferred to 

Perpetual Care Fund 551 88 

Income of Trust Funds 3 00 

Costs of Property held for Taxes ... 70 52 

Public Library Bequests 2,000 00 

Special Assessments paid in Advance of Com- 
mitment : 

Sidewalk, 1917 37 61 

Premiums on Notes and Bonds ... 213 03 

Appropriation Balances : 

General $110,682 83 

Special 103,782 42 

Interest 12,353 8 9 

Debt 27,500 00 

Water 2,430 00 

256,749 14 

Overlay Reserved for Abatements : 

Levy of 1915 . 3,028 89 

Water Revenue : 

Reserved when collected for Water Dept. . !3>52i 36 

Surplus Revenue : 

Supplementary Taxes . . . $520 46 
Excess and Deficiency . . . 3*271 93 

$3»792 39 

Less Abatements in excess of 

Overlay, 1916 .... $1,379 65 
Abatements of Special Assess- 
ments 348 35 

1,728 00 

2,064 39 

$478,239 82 



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TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. 

June 30, 1917. 
Deferred Revenue Accounts. 

Assets. 

Apportioned Assessments, not due . . . $2,278 80 



$2,278 80 



Debt Accounts. 

Water Loan Sinking Fund .... $79,645 63 

Net Funded or Fixed Debt 728,454 37 

$808,100 00 



$808,100 00 



Trust and Investment Accounts. 

Trust and Investment Funds (Securities) . . $16,212 37 



$16,212 37 



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TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. 



June 30, 1917. 



Deferred Revenue Accounts. 



Liabilities. 

Apportioned Sewer Assessments : 

Due in 1917 $309 59 

Due in 1918 294 75 

Due in 1919 276 69 

Due in 1920 261 99 

Due in 192 1 160 17 

Due in 1922 155 83 

Due in 1923 152 15 

Due in 1924 143 00 

Due in 1925 134 20 

Apportioned Sidewalk Assessments : 

Due in 1917 $113 46 

Due in 1918 , . 113 46 

Due in 1919 93 47 

Due in 1920 ....... 70 04 



$1,888 37 



$390 43 
$2,278 80 



Debt Accounts. 

Permanent Improvement Notes .... $315,100 00 

Sewer Bonds (Serial) 245,000 00 

Water Bonds (Serial) 98,000 00 

Water Bonds (Sinking Funds) .... 150,00000 

$808,100 00 



$808,100 00 



Trust and Investment Accounts. 



Phillips School Medal Fund 
Johanna Morse Library Fund 
A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund (Private) 
A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund (General) 
Cemetery Lots Perpetual Care Fund . 



$1,660 15 
6,966^67 
224 92 
256 12 
7,104 51 



$16,212 37 



$16,212 37 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 1917. 



Rev. Edward Tillotson, Chairman . . .60 Monument avenue 

Telephone, 2481. 

Arthur W. Stubbs, Secretary .... 74 Paradise road 

Telephone, 4344-R. 

Robert F. Kimball 70 Atlantic avenue 

Telephone, 4950. 

Regular meeting, first Tuesday of each month at 8 o'clock P. M. 



Superintendent of Schools. 

Willard M. Whitman, 
9 Fuller Terrace; Telephone, 1928. 
Office of Superintendent of Schools, Hadley School; Telephone, 2067. 
The Superintendent's Office is open on school days from 8.30 to 11.30 
and from 1.30 to 5. 

The Superintendent's office hours on school days are from 8 to 9 A. M. 
and from 3.30 to 4.30 P. M. every day except Thursday. 

Clerk to Superintendent : Cleo Leawood, 38 Thomas Road. 



School Calendar. 

Winter Term closes on Thursday, February 21, 1918. 
Spring Term begins on Monday, March 4, 1918. 
Spring Term closes on Friday, April 26, 1918. 
Summer Term begins on Monday, May 6, 1918. 
High School Graduation, Monday, June 24, 1918. 
Fall term begins on Monday, September 9, 1918. 



Legal Holidays. 

The words "legal holiday" shall include the twenty-second day of 
February, the nineteenth day of April, the thirtieth day of May, the 
fourth day of July, the first Monday of September, the twelfth day of 
October, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day, or the day following^ 
when any of the four days first mentioned, the twelfth day of October or 
Christmas day occurs on Sunday; and the public offices shall be closed 
on all of said days. — Chapter 136, Acts of 191 1. 



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Observance of Flag Day. 

Resolved, That the Governor shall annually set apart the fourteenth day 
of June as Flag Day, the date being the anniversary of the adoption of 
the national flag by the Continental Congress in the year seventeen hun- 
dred and twenty-seven ; and shall issue his proclamation recommending 
that the day be observed by the people of the Commonwealth in the dis- 
play of the flag and in such other ways as will be in harmony with the 
general character of the day. — Chapter 5, Resolves of 1911. 



No School Signals. 

Two double strokes of the fire alarm, 2-2. 

7.20 A. M. No school in the Junior or Senior High Schools. 

7.50 A. M. No morning session in grades I to VI inclusive. 

12.50 P. M. No afternoon session in grades I to VI inclusive. 

Important. If the signal does not ring at 7.20 but rings at 7.50, 
sessions of school will be held in the Junior and Senior High Schools and 
no school in grades I to VI inclusive. 



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Report of the School Committee. 



To the Citizens of the Toivn of Swampscott : 

Necessarily affecting the affairs of nation, state and municipality, the 
breaking out of war between the United States and Germany has forced 
itself upon the consideration of every public department in determining 
the policies it should pursue. Swampscott, no less than other towns and 
cities, has had to recognize the changed conditions and direct its affairs 
in conformity with a strict regard to the exigencies of the national situa- 
tion. It is generally recognized that public improvements of a nature 
capable of postponement should not be seriously considered until the war 
has ended. On the other hand, there is unanimous agreement among 
educators that public economies should not be carried to an extent to 
interfere or interrupt in the development of education among the genera- 
tion that is to later assume the burdens and solve the problems to follow 
the end of the war. 

The conservation of education is as important as the conservation of 
any of the elements which enter into a successful promotion of the war. 
France realized it at the beginning and stubbornly resisted any efforts to 
obstruct the school program. England had a slight relapse, but soon 
came to a realization of its mistake and more than made compensation 
for its failures. To restrict in the slightest the educational advantages 
offered by the public schools would be tantamount to indorsing a propo- 
sition that brains are not to be needed in the reconstruction period to 
follow the war. Rather it must be the aim of the people to lend their aid 
and support to a careful preparation of our children for the problems that 
are to confront them. 

There are certain physical aspects of the school condition that in many 
cases may be overlooked until the close of the war. Old buildings need 
not necessarily be abandoned if health and safety are not jeopardized. 
Reasonable rearrangements may be made in the distribution of children 
in order to avoid the erection of additional buildings. The usefulness of 
books may be prolonged to a point beyond which they would not be ordi- 
narily used. Unusual economies may be practiced in the consumption of 
paper and other materials. But the actual cultivation of the child's mind 
to the fullest possible advantage and the provision of whatever is needed 
to completely accomplish this purpose should not be restricted. It is as 
essential to the development and establishment of world democracy as the 
continuance of the war itself. 

It has been with a due consideration of the war situtation that your 
school committee has conducted the affairs of the Swampscott schools in 
the past year. Eliminating unessentials and economizing whenever 
possible, the work of the schools has been maintained at a high standard. 

Long before the entrance of this country into the war it was proposed 



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99 



to abandon the old Machon school and build a more modern and larger 
structure. Unfortunately this project did not fully materialize until war had 
become imminent. Heavy advances in material and labor made the propo- 
sition an expensive one, and the town decided to postpone building until 
a future time. This disposition of the problem of providing more room 
in the Machon school district left the school committee without adequate 
room for the children of the locality. Available space here and there, 
however, enabled the superintendent to redistribute a certain portion of 
the pupils, with the result that seats were provided for all. 

Before the war state authorities had imposed certain conditions under 
which the Machon school building could be used. These involved the 
expenditure of several thousands of dollars and comprised an important 
reason for abandonment of the old structure and the erection of a new 
building. Under war conditions, however, the state building authorities 
took a more liberal view of the situation and allowed the school committee 
continued use of the building with a few slight alterations. 

Because of the necessity of economizing wherever economy can be 
practiced without detriment to education the school committee and super- 
intendent will do their utmost to make present housing facilities take care 
of the increasing attendance until later. Plans are being made to make 
it possible to open in the fall without additional rooms, but another year 
may find the limit reached. In such an event the erection of a new 
building or the hiring of temporary quarters would become a necessity. 

Development of the Junior High School and abandonment of double 
promotions have been important features of the past year. Under the 
direct supervision of the superintendent the Junior High School movement 
has proved a success and is holding the interest of the pupils in a 
surprising degree. 

It is a pleasure to report to the town that the work of the school depart- 
ment, throughout the entire force, has been conducted without the 
slightest friction. Through every branch of the service the utmost 
loyalty and good-will have been displayed. It is only by such co-ordinated 
effort that the best results can be obtained. When the machinery of the 
schools proceeds smoothly the results are bound to be satisfactory. No 
problem, however small, has arisen that has not been given careful con- 
sideration and its solution found with a due regard for all the interests 
involved. The school committee has been a unit in maintaining a policy 
that the schools are for all the children of the town, and has allowed no 
factional or political elements to enter into the settlement of any questions. 

Notwithstanding the fact that the appropriation for the schools was some- 
what cut at the regular town meeting, following a recommendation of the 
Ways and Means Committee, the department finished the year with a small 
balance on hand. No small amount of credit must be given to the super- 
intendent, whose recommendations for purchases were conservatively 
made and carefully consummated. The school committee has sought to 
ask funds only for its actual needs and to live within its appropriations. 

During the past year a number of changes in the teaching staff were 
made necessary by resignations. In each instance extreme care was taken 
to fill the vacancies with the highest grade of teachers obtainable for the 
salaries paid. The policy of personal visits upon candidates at their work 
has been pursued by the superintendent for a number of years, with the 



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result of a constantly increasing standard in the teaching staff, the effects 
of which must be noted by the parents. It is believed that the most im- 
portant element in the schools is the sympathetic, capable teacher. 

Your committee desires to thank the parents for the co-operation they 
have extended in meeting necessary requirements for promotion of 
the work and sustaining the school authorities in maintaining the disci- 
pline of the schools. It has been a pleasure to note an increasing inter- 
est on the part of the parents in the problems of educating the children. 
Frequent visits to the schools and consultations with the teachers are 
urged. In closing, the school committee desires to thank the superin- 
tendent and teachers for their assistance and co-operation in carrying out 
the policies of the school department. Thanking you for your attention, 
we are, 

EDWARD TILLOTSON, Chairman, 
ARTHUR W. STUBBS, 
ROBERT F. KIMBALL. 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE S REPORT. 



IOI 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SCHOOL COMfHTTEE. 



To the Members of the Swampscoit School Committee : 

In accordance with the system established by the State Board of Educa- 
tion a careful record of the expenditures of the School Department has 
been kept during the past year. All the bills on hand were paid and a 
statement of conditions on December 31, follows : 



General Expenses. 

School Committee 
Superintendent 

Expenses of Instruction 
Supervision 
Salaries — Principals 
Salaries — Teachers 
Text books . 
Supplies 

Expenses of Operation. 

Janitors 

Fuel 

Miscellaneous operating expenses 

Expenses of Maintenance. 

Repairs 

Auxiliary Agencies. 

Libraries 

Health 

Transportation . 

Miscellaneous Expenses. 

1 Tuition 

Sundries 

Expenses of Outlay. 

Equipment 

Totals 



General 
$605 07 
3,174 20 

5>I98 05 



57 26 
250 00 
330 00 

64 08 
477 18 

895 24 



High 



$2,249 96 
11,939 90 
473 H 
764 59 



1,114 00 
i>i93 8 7 
659 32 



501 71 



Elementary 



$2,970 OO 
21,949 II 
770 33 
1,313 32 



2,930 OO 
2,467 65 
1,124 00 



845 37 



$11,051 08 $18,896 49 $34,369 84 

School appropriation $64,340 00 

School expenditures ...... 64,317 41 



Balance, December 31, 1917 

Palmer Portable School Appropriation 
Expenditures . . . . . 



$22 59 

$2,400 00 
2,361 99 



Balance, December 31, 1917 



$38 01 



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REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 



To the School Committee, of the Town of Sivampscott : 

Gentlemen, — If I were to pursue the same course that I have followed 
in recent reports, I should consider a number of educational problems and 
policies from the standpoint of expediency and economic possibility. 
But in these hours of local, national and international stress, a new point 
of view is forced upon us. Every activity and recommendation must be 
measured by its necessity and its contribution to a nation which must 
grow more and more efficient. 

The call of the hour is not that education should be curtailed or that the 
financial support for it be withdrawn in the slightest degree, but that the 
facilities for education shall be more than ever directed toward individual 
and national efficiency, and that they be well administered at the least 
possible expense. In the following letter the Commissioner of Education 
of our State indicates the responsibility that rests upon both school 
officials and tax payers : 

January 2, 1918. 

To the Members of the School Committee: 

With the approach of the annual town meetings, when the question of 
appropriation is to be taken up, our people should give thoughtful atten- 
tion to the unusual conditions confronting the schools. Increased costs 
in every direction bring the towns and cities face to face with the neces- 
sity of increasing school appropriations for the coming year. The 
schools have never before required more thoughtful attention to their 
needs, and it will not be safe to handicap them with a policy of 
retrenchment. 

It is worthy the attention of the American people that, in spite of 
enormous expenditures for war purposes, France is giving unprecedented 
attention to her public schools, and England, for the current year, 
increased her expenditures for public education 30 per cent over that for 
any preceding year. 

In the school year 1915-16, Massachusetts expended approximately 
$27,000,000 for public education. This amount was increased to 
$28,500,000 for the school year 1916-17. This increase of approximately 
6 per cent shows the serious intention of our people to maintain a vigorous 
educational policy. In view of the present situation, Massachusetts cannot 
afford to relax in any degree her efforts to carry on her schools at highest 
efficiency. 

Education is a long-time investment. Its purpose is to protect democ- 
racy through the right training of the youth. Even temporary interfer- 
ence with this purpose, through inadequate financial support, may 
seriously impair the quality of our future citizenship. In the present 
crisis, it is imperative that towns and cities give careful consideration to 
the needs of the schools. 

Sincerely yours, 

PAYSON SMITH, 
Commissioner of Education. 

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191 7] school committee's report. 103 

As to the obligations on the part of the taxpayers, I believe that we 
have but to state our case and they will continue to give education in 
Swampscott adequate support. There remains for the Committee, the 
Superintendent and his associates, the all important task of so conducting 
our schools that expenditures shall be restricted to the phases of work that 
stand the test of the demands of these times. 

Accordingly, in the light of this additional consideration, I shall review 
some of the most important problems and policies of our department. 
Chief among these are school accommodations, the development of the 
Junior High School and the relative standing of our unit costs. 

School Accommodations. 

This problem is particularly affected by present conditions. The ques- 
tion to ask as to school accommodations this year, is not what would be 
desirable and important for relieving the situation, but rather, what is 
absolutely necessary as a measure to provide sittings for all the children 
of the town. 

The only problem in accommodations at present is that of the Machon 
school, and this I shall attempt to consider in the spirit of the preceding 
paragraph. 

Three factors have already operated to remove the Machon District 
problem from the category of those things which are absolutely neces- 
sary. They are : 

1. The repairs made in the interest of safety called for by the District 
Police. 

2. The opening of the Palmer Portable School. 

3. The absence of the usual ratio of increase in the schools. 

One of the principal considerations in former plans for this District 
has been the rather extreme demands of the various inspectors of the 
District Police. A status of contradictory requests lasting for three years 
was finally cleared by a decision which called for much less than any of 
the previous demands. This work was completed during the fall, thus 
satisfying at least the legal demand for safe and healthful quarters. 

The opening of the Palmer portable building also relieved the situation. 
Sittings for forty pupils were thereby provided. This gave more room at 
the Hadley School, and whenever there is room there, congestion in other 
quarters seeks its own level by flowing thereto from the Clarke and Machon 
Schools. 

The other factor referred to above is the absence of the usual increase 
in membership in the whole system. It would be beside the point to try 
to analyze the cause of this. It is sufficient to say that decreases in school 
population have been general throughout the state, particularly where 
strikes have driven families away, or where unusual industrial opportuni- 
ties have drawn children prematurely from school. 

It must not be concluded from the foregoing mitigating circumstances 
that the problem for accommodations does not continue to be serious. It 
is serious, but the point is that there are many serious matters that must 
be endured in these days. The following is the condition as the result of 
not securing additional quarters during the past year : 

1. The first five grades in most districts are overcrowded. 

2. The first grades in all districts are seriously overcrowded. 



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This latter fact is worthy of consideration because it has the most effect 
upon our plans and recommendations for the year. The membership in 
the first grades on December 21 was distributed as follows : Hadley, 47; 
Clarke, 49 ; Machon, 51 ; Palmer, 30. 

This distribution is the result, after transferring about fifteen pupils from 
the Machon school, who properly belong in that district. In view of the 
fact that from 35 to 40 pupils comprise a good-sized first grade for educa- 
tional results, these figures show a serious condition. This in itself should 
not give us cause to worry, for we have managed, somehow. It is the 
bearing that the situation has on our needs for next fall, that compels us 
here to consider ways and means. 

It is probable, that in such overcrowded first grades, the teachers will 
not be able to prepare more than two-thirds of their classes for the second 
grade. The remaining third, together with the number who enter next fall 
(even if the number be 20 per cent less than a year ago) will constitute 
first grades in three schools which we cannot accommodate with our pres- 
ent facilities. 

Looking forward to the handling of this situation it is out of the ques- 
tion to advocate new buildings. There is, however, the less expensive 
proposition of buying another portable school building. To meet our 
needs it would be necessary to secure a two-room portable. Judging from 
the costs of the Palmer portable, this proposition would mean increasing 
the bonded indebtedness by $4,000 this year and adding $1,000 to our 
budget for the last four months of 1918. 

I should consider the recommendation of this venture as necessary, did 
I not see a way out that will not only save this expense to the town, but 
will be of educational advantage. I have in mind the reduction of the 
number of pupils entering next fall by a slight raise of the entering age. 

For some years past the School Committee of Swampscott has admitted 
children to the first grade in September who would have reached their 
fifth birthday before the first day of October following. Under this ruling 
the entrance figures last fall were as follows: Under 5 years, 8; 5 to 5^ 
years, 50 ; si to 6 years, 53 ; over 6 years, 44. 

If the entering age be raised to 5^ years, there will be approximately 
sixty pupils less for our first grades next fall. By the elastic distribution 
of pupils such as we have been compelled always to make, we would 
eliminate the need for these two extra rooms. I recommend that begin- 
ning in September, 1918, the entrance age be set at five years and six 
months. 

I believe that in the face of the town conditions as presented to you by 
the Finance Committee, it is necessary to try to avoid this expense of 
$5,000, if it can be done without injuring permanently or even temporarily 
the process of education in our community. This recommendation I 
make, not only for its financial advantages, but also for its educational 
value. For without a kindergarten or sub-primary grade in our system, I 
believe that the entrance age should be six years. This is the usual age 
for admission to school, for the reason that educators have found it to be 
the best age from the standpoint of learning at which the great majority 
of children might most profitably take up the work of a real first grade. 
And this educational point of view is the only proper one for the com- 
mittee or parents to consider. Great care must be taken in this instance 



191 7] school committee's report. 105 

not to confuse the proper function and duty of the schools with those of 
the home in being responsible for what the children may be doing. 

The Junior High School. 

In my last report I discussed the Junior High School at length. I gave 
therein an explanation of the valuable place that this division of a school 
system should hold, and pointed out a great many advantages to be 
derived from its installation in Swampscott. It is hardly necessary to 
review this matter at present. A great many of the fundamental features 
of such a school have been inaugurated in what we call the Junior High 
School in the Hadley School building. I shall state briefly the important 
features of organization in this school. 

It consists of three years, comprising what was the old 7th 
and 8th grades and the first year of the High School. 

In the 7th year the teaching is on the departmental plan. 
That is, one teacher teaching one subject or related subjects 
in different classes. At the present time no election of 
subjects is allowed in the 7th year. 

In the eighth year the departmental plan of teaching is 
used and election is allowed the pupils in Manual Training, 
Domestic Science and French. 

In the third year a greater election is allowed. All pupils 
are required to take English, Community Civics and Music. 
The electives are Latin, Arithmetic, Geography, Penman- 
ship, Algebra, Science, Drawing, Manual Training and 
Domestic Science. 
During the coming year I hope to see the organization of this school 
perfected and its work made of more value. 

In making this statement I am mindful of the position which 1 took in 
the opening part of this report, that any educational program this year 
must be held up to the test of absolute necessity and its contribution to 
national efficiency. There are a number of things about the Junior High 
School ideals and work which give its development a high place as a 
result of the application of the above test. 

One of the main ideals in such a school is to provide through the course 
of study for individual differences. This breaks away from lock-step 
education, wherein all are supposed to have the same needs, interests and 
abilities, and are compelled to undergo the same training. The result 
is familiar to you all. Many do not fit in to such a scheme and are forced 
to leave school. 

In any particular in which the work of the Junior High School can be 
extended the coming year to provide for various types of pupils, I believe 
that therein is the place for greater emphasis, and emphasis means 
expense. For in these days, expense is not only justified, but it is our 
duty to make it, if it leads to keeping young Americans in school and 
making them more efficient for our country in whatever direction they 
are by nature best adapted. Our responsibility in Swampscott is very 
plain. Our children as a rule do not leave school at the first legal oppor- 
tunity. They leave only when they have floundered around in the 7th, 
8th, or 9th years of school, and becoming misfits and over age leave 



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because there is no place for them or because they are railroaded out by a 
system that has been based too much on the principle of the survival of 
the fittest. 

To meet this need our work must be gradually extended in the direction 
of Manual Training, shop-work, study of vocations, real business train- 
ing, Domestic Science, Housekeeping, and purely technical and college 
preparation. For the immediate future I recommend : 

That the work in Manual Training be made more vital to 
the boys of this school by transferring the equipment to the 
Junior High School building. At the present time 70 per 
cent of the classes at the High School building in Manual 
Training are composed of boys who go back and forth from 
the Hadley building. This is a tremendous waste of time 
and educational control It is the purest economy to make 
this change. 

In this connection I further recommend that boys in 
Manual Training classes be required to make articles or 
repairs available for the department, always providing that 
the instructor believes them sufficiently prepared to under- 
take any given task. In the coming year I recommend that 
Domestic Science be extended to include cooking, dressmak- 
ing, housekeeping, and dietics, and that a course of sufficient 
length and intensity be offered to girls, to be worth some- 
thing to them commercially, after they have completed it. 

For the purpose of better serving the pupils in purely pre- 
paratory directions I recommend the extension of the French 
courses to the 7th year and the introduction of Spanish in 
the 9th year. 

I have said that expense in perfecting the Junior High School is justifi- 
able, but in the preceding recommendations I have considered only those 
matters which may be adopted without extra considerable expense. 

Costs. 

The following table of costs differs somewhat from that of former years. 
The reason is that with the introduction of the Junior High School a 
great many items previously charged to High School accounts are now so 
closely related to Elementary School expense that separation under the 
present system prescribed by the State is impossible. This fact prevents 
a consistent comparison with the same units of a year ago. It is to be 
hoped that the State Board will adopt some method of classifying expense 
under this new division of years. 



191 7] SCHOOL COMMITTEE'S REPORT. IO7 

1916 1917 Increase. Dec. % 

Average membership . . 1,358 1,345 13 1 

Amount expended for the 

support of the schools . $60,019 4 1 $64,317 41 $4,298 7.1 
Average membership of 

High School ... 288 280 8 2.8 

Average membership of 

Elem. Schools . . 1,070 1,065 5 -4 

Total cost per unit of 

average membership . $44 19 $47 82 $3-63 8.1 

Cost of conducting 

High School per unit 

of av. membership . . $6987 $7780 $7.93 n-3 
Appropriation asked, 
1918, $66,500 00 

Expended, 1917, $64,317 41 $2,182 59 3.4 

Membership for January, 
1918, 1,408 

For January, 1917 . 1,398 10 1. 

In Appendix D to this report, as in former years, I have compared cer- 
tain data of the Swampscott schools with those of a number of other 
towns. The basis for selection is a classification made by the state a few 
years ago in which these towns were grouped as being similar in valua- 
tion, size and general type. The item to which I would call your atten- 
tion is that of the per capita cost of education. As was the case last year, 
this item for Swampscott continues to be the lowest in the list. By 
referring to the table of last year, I find that in all cases but one the per 
capita cost increased. Barnstable is a few cents lower this year than in 
1915-1916. 

Conclusion. 

Commissioner Smith at a recent public meeting in Swampscott stated 
that he had heard it said, conversationally, that of all the school systems 
in this part of the state Swampscott's was the most democratic. By this 
it was meant that vital interest and loyalty to the schools were shared by 
all classes and types of citizens. I feel that this is true and that the belief 
is shared by my associates in the teaching staff. It was only last year in 
my report that I expressed in these words, the hope that this might grow 
to be the case : "But in order that our whole educational structure may be 
developed beautifully and efficiently, it is most necessary that the faith of 
the community shall be strong in the work that we are doing." Even the 
rumor that this condition exists is exceedingly gratifying. 

Let me assure the parents through you that we are endeavoring to show 
our appreciation of their interest and loyalty to the cause of education by 
seeking to be of proper service to every child of every parent. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLARD M. WHITMAN, 



Superintendent of Schools. 



108 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3 1 

APPENDIX A 
Census and Attendance Statistics. 

School Year, September, 1916, to June, 1917. 

Number of boys 5 years of age or over and under 16 699 
Number of girls 5 years of age or over and under 16 659 



Total 1,358 

Number of boys 5 years of age or over and under 7 . . . . 147 
Number of girls 5 years of age or over and under 7 . . .138 



Total 285 

Number of boys 7 years of age or over and under 14 459 
Number of girls 7 years of age or over and under 14 425 



Total 884 

Number of boys 14 years of age or over and under 16 . 93 

Number of girls 14 years of age or over and under 16 . . 96 



Total . 189 

Total enrollment in the schools l AS^ 

High School enrollment 292 

Elementary School enrollment ........ 1,164 

Average membership 1,37$ 

Average daily attendance 1,301 

Per cent of attendance ......... 94.4 

APPENDIX B. 

School Attendance, Fall Term, 1917. 
All Schools. 

Average Average Per cent of 

Membership Attendance Attendance 

September .... 1,371 1,333 97.3 

October 1,382 1 ,330 96.4 

November .... 1,378 1,322 96.2 

December .... 1,365 1,261 91.9 

The normal distribution of membership among the several schools was 
as follows, showing comparison with Fall Term, 1916: — 

Per cent 

School 1916 1917 Variation Variation 

High 285 217 —68 —23.8 

Hadley 591 578 — 13 — 2.2 

Clarke 290 307 -(-17 + 6.0 

Machon 161 163 -j- 2 +1.2 

Palmer 60 109 +49 +81.7 



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■7] 



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APPENDIX E 

GRADUATION EXERCISES 



OF THE 



Swampscott High School 

CLASS OF 191 7 

June 26, 19/7 
Hadley School Hall, Swampscott, Massachusetts 

PROGRAM 



. Salutatory — "Democracy" 

Sally Shreve Pickering 

. Chorus — Selections from "Aida" Verdi 

. Essay — "The Good Results of the War" 

Daniel Francis Pierre 

4. Piano Solo — Hungarian Rhapsodie No. 13 Liszt 

Esther Sampson 

5. Essay — "Autocracy in Germany" 

Donald Hersey Chase 

6. Chorus — "The Village Blacksmith" §. Noyes 

Obligato by Minnie E. Blocksidge 

7. Address 

Samuel J. Elder, Esq. 

8. Valedictory — "True Patriotism" 

Emily Catherine Acker 

9. Presentation of Diplomas 

Rev. Edward Tillotson, Chairman of the School Committee 

10. Presentation of the Phillips Medals 

Principal George W. Low 

I. Class Song 



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[Dec. 31 



DIPLOMAS 



Five 

Emily Catherine Acker 
Walter Edward Carr 
William Edgar Carter, Jr. 
Donald Hersey Chase 
Marjorie Coulthurst 
Albert Ellis Devitt 
Alice Louise Flagg 
Louise Whiting Foster 
Elizabeth Goldsmith Goodwin 
Nina Eleanor Graves 
Marion Beatrice Harlow 
Dorothy Drew Honors 
Alice Hortense Hoyt 
Francis William Johnson 
Francis Thomas Kain 
Josephine Lampard 



Year Course 

Kenneth Ivory McKennon 
Ellen Gertrude Maitland 
Pamelia Stetson Peabody 
Sally Shreve Pickering 
Alan Edward Ricker 
Edward Howard Rock 
Esther Sampson 
Marion Catherine Smith 
Robert Alfred Smith 
John Harold Stevens 
Francis Joseph Turner 
George Edward Vance 
Philip Bessom Warnock 
Hazel Belle Watts 
Henrietta Agnes Weber 
Dorothy Isabelle Webster 



Four 

Arvid Simmons Anderson 
Bernard Bornstein 
Henry Archibald Butt 
Raymond Joseph Carroll 
Lyle Cate 

Walter Francis Delano 
Richard Fleming, Jr. 
Dorothy Charlotte Hall 
Velma Jones 

Leonard Nelson Kennedy 
Philip Leawood 

CLASS SONG 
Parting from thee„0 Swampscott High School, 

Fore'er to leave thy portals fair, 
Starting are we on life's long journey, 

Ever our best to do or dare. 

Gathering from thee, inspiration, 

As we each climb to our goal ; 
Schoolday friendships, faithful, constant, 

Comrades true in heart and soul. 

Wandering o'ei life's storm-swept prairie, 

Sometimes, perhaps, tho' far astray, 
Our thoughts of thee, O Alma Mater, 
Will keep us steadfast on our way. 

Words by Freda C. Skeriji 
Music by Esther Sampson 



Year Course 

Florence Doris Libby 
Florace Goddard Marden 
Irene Grace Miller 
Sherwood Lewis Morrill 
Thirza Felt Palmer 
Daniel Francis Pierre 
Frederick Hutchinson Pomeroy 
Ernest Fritjof Reinholm 
Freda Charlotte Sherin 
Dorothy Streamberg 
Marion Harvey Underwood 



1917] 



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APPENDIX F 



GRADUATION EXERCISES 



CLASS OF 1917 



Hadley Grammar School 



Hadley School Hall 



Friday Evening, February 9, 191 7 



PROGRAM. 

'Hymn of Peace" Beethoven 

'Clang of the Forge" Rodney 

Hadley School Choral Club. 

"THE LITTLE PRINCESS" 
A Play for Children and Grown-up Children 
In Three Acts 
by 

Frances Hodgson Burnett 
Act. 1. At Miss Minchin's Boarding School 
Act. 2. A Garret at Miss Minchin's 
Act. 3. In Mr. Garrisford's Study 

1 The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls "... Webbe 

4 Welcome Pretty Primrose " Pinsutt 

Presentation of Class Gift 

Edward Joseph Dempster, President of Class of 1917 

• Recessional " Huss 

Presentation of Diplomas 

Rev. Edward Tillotson, Chairman School Committee 

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[Dec. 31 



"THE LITTLE PRINCESS" 

CHARACTERS 

Sara Crewe Margaret Cafferty 

Miss Minchin Marjorie Stiles 

Becky ........... Inez Dow 

Ermengarde Virginia Knowlton 

Lottie Mildred Connell 

Lavinia ......... Margaret Acker 

Janet Anna Fitzpatrick 

Mazie .......... Elizabeth Delano 

Jessie ........... Bessie George 

Lilly ........... Bernetta Moore 

Donald Herbert Conner 

Amelia .......... Ruth Brown 

Mr. Carmichael Edward Dempster 

Mrs. Carmichael Alice DeVeau 

Mr. Carrisford Richard Hills 

Ned Horace R. Parker, Jr. 

Ram Dass Joseph Strong 

Emma Julia Haseltine 

James Patrick Cryan 

Servant Leroy Durkee 

and a Rat 

Graduates of February, igij 
Margaret Goodwin Acker Mary Beatrice Glidden 

Ruth Sarah Brown Edgar Victor Groome 

Margaret Elizabeth Cafferty Julia Helen Heseltine 

Mildred Mary Connell Richard Hills 

Herbert Winslow Conner Doris Steere Howland 

James Henry Coville Enid Keyzer 

Patrick James Cryan Virginia Knowlton 

Elizabeth Josephine Delano Bernard Lancelot Mahoney 

Alice Katharine DeVeau Bernetta May Moore 

Edward Joseph Dempster Raymond Hall Owen 

Inez Nellie Elizabeth Dow Horace Rowell Parker, Jr. 

Leroy Dana Durkee Doris Lillian Rideout 

Eleanor Farrell Marjorie Marie Stiles 

Anna Margaret Fitzpatrick Joseph Pinsent Strong 

Howard Francis Foran Edgar William Thomas 

Bessie May George Theodore Wilson Wyman 

Officers 

President Edward Dempster 

Vice President Enid Keyzer 

Secretary Eleanor Farrell 

Treasurer Herbert Conner 

Hadley School Choral Club 
President Enid Keyzer 

Vice President Charles Flagg 

Secretary-Treasurer Mary Glidden 
Accompanist Herbert Irvine '16 



917] SCHOOL COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 11^ 



APPENDIX G 
School Directory. 

School Telephones. 

Clarke 2127 

Had ley . 2067 

High 2574 

Machon 4858 

Palmer ........ 1954 

Teachers. 

High School. 

George W. Low, Principal 15 Bay View avenue 

Nellie L. Hadley 42 Farragut road 

Ethel M. Fletcher 4 Durham street, Boston 

Ruth Everett . 19 Andrew road 

Harriet M. Dillon 150 Redington street 

M. Helen Vaile 17 Ingalls terrace 

Emily A. Cunningham 3 Essex street, Lynn 

Roy H. Walch 25 Cedar Hill terrace 

A. Lillian Rideout 15 Farragut road 

Mary F. Davis 74 Paradise road 

Maebelle Adams 1 17 Paradise road 

Carrie J. Fish 121 Norfolk avenue 

Georgia S. Williams 72 Middlesex avenue 

Junior High School. 

Elizabeth P. Dame, Assistant 259 Humphrey street 

Marion Collyer 259 Humphrey street 

Louise E. Hoch 169 Humphrey street 

Ada C. Bundy 95 Banks road 

Lena Jenkins 38 Rockland street 

Emily McFadden 187 Burrill street 

Anna A. Lowe 22 Beach avenue 

Mary E. King 38 Rockland street 

M. Helen Vaile 17 Ingalls terrace 

Roy H. Walch 25 Cedar Hill terrace 

Hadley School. 

Elizabeth P. Dame, Principal 

Eva L. Knowlton VI 198 Humphrey street 

Pauline Flagg VI 978 Humphrey street 
Frances Gould V 7 Nichols street, Danvers 

Mabel Verry IV 304 Broadway, Everett 

Marion Newcomb III 60 Greenwood avenue 

Katharine Y. Prescott II 23 Huron street, Lynn 

Dorothy Jasinsky I 94 Walker road 



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Clarke School. 



Alice L. Shaw, Principal 
Jean G. Allan, VI 
Alice T. Durgin, VI 
Mabel S. Knight, V 
E. Jane Owen, V 
Amy Fenwick, IV 
Edith A. Farnum, III 
Marjorie M. Grey, II 
Anna F. Willey, I 



9 Farragut road 
42 Farragut road 
45 Pleasant street 
43 Norfolk avenue 
90 Norfolk avenue 
255 Burrill street 
133 Norfolk avenue 
255 Burrill street 
56 Rockland street 



Machon School. 



Elsie M. Hussey, Principal and IV 
Isabel O. Delorey, III 
M. Elizabeth Williams, II 
Mabel I. Colby, I 



122 Norfolk avenue 
84 Greenwood avenue 
4 Chapman street, Beverly 
67 New Park street, Lynn 



Palmer School. 

Louise C. Stanley, Principal and Grades II, III 
Blanche E. Doyle, IV, V. 
Jessie Martin, I 



149 Humphrey street 
149 Humphrey street 
5 Elmwood terrace 



Supervisor. 

Robert W. Gibb, Music 

Leave of absence for military duty 
Assistant Bandmaster, Camp Devens, Ayer 



East Dedham, Mass. 



Joseph Kershaw, Substitute Music Supervisor 
Helen Foster, Domestic Science 
Lulu M. Dix, Drawing 

Leave of absence 1917-1918 
Marion R. Jones, Substitute Drawing Supervisor 
S. Perry Congdon, Manual Training 
Charles F. Cuddy, Physical Training 



Hyde Park, Mass. 
269 Humphrey street 



Boston, Mass. 
41 Thomas road 
40 Paradise road 



Fred M. Wardwell, High 
James Warnock, Hadley 
Leverett Holder, Clarke 
Abram Stone, Machon 
Arthur McNamara, Palmer 



Janitors. 



23 Ingalls terrace 
179 Burrill street 
19 Elmwood road 
84 Pine street 
802 Humphrey street 



School Physicians. 



Dr. Ralph E. Bicknell 
Dr. Loring Grimes 
Dr. Howard K. Glidden 
Dr. Harry M. Lowd 



High and Palmer 
Clarke 
Hadley 
Machon 



Attendance Officer. 

Charles W. Burrill 



263 Burrill street 



191 7] TOWN ENGINEER'S REPORT. I I 7 



Report of the Town Engineer. 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen : — Herewith I submit my fifth annual report of the services 
rendered by the engineering department for the various town departments 
for the year ending December 31, 1917. 

The Engineering Department has had charge of the following line of 
work : The designing and superintending of the construction of all 
drains and sewers, together with the specifications and estimates of the 
same; the establishing of street lines and curb grades for curbstones and 
granolithic sidewalks ; all data and plans relating to the laying out of 
streets for acceptance as public ways, and all engineering questions which 
come before the boards of the several departments, 

During the past year the estimates approved by this department have 
amounted to $36,000, and all contracts under our charge have been com- 
pleted according to the specifications therein described. 

Storm Water Drainage. 

The Marshall street concrete conduit has been extended to Puritan road. 
To complete the Marshall street drain system, this concrete conduit should 
be extended about 175 feet to the present stone culvert in Humphrey 
street. 

The Thomas road drain has been replaced by a 20-inch pipe and the 
water diverted through Shaw road to the Mudge brook conduit. 

The small stone culvert across Harrison avenue has been replaced by a 
larger concrete one and the grade lowered at this section. It is necessary 
that the brook which flows through private property should be lowered to 
conform with an established grade to obtain the desired results. 

It is imperative that all storm water channels opened and enclosed 
should be at all times free from all deposits which would obstruct the free 
flow of water to the sea. 

Sewers. 

The sewer system of the town has been extended in the following 
streets : Humphrey street, Greenwood avenue, Hillcrest circle, Greenwood 
terrace, Roy street, Lodge road, Banks road, Essex street, Cedar Hill 
terrace, and Bay View avenue, and conforms with the plans and specifi- 
cations furnished the contractor by this department. 

The contract for a portion of the Eastern Intercepting Sewer has been 
awarded and construction begun. This section is the most expensive 
one, being a cut of twenty-eight feet through the divide which separates 
the eastern and western sections of the town. 



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The new concrete pumping station has been completed in accordance 
with the plans which will install all pumps and motors of a horizontal 
type in a clean and dry chamber. 

Continuous Sidewalks. 

Lines and grades have been given in the various streets as designated 
by the Board of Selectmen for the laying of 1,321 feet of curbing, 2,102 
square yards of granolithic sidewalks, 371 square yards of tar sidewalks, 
and 7.962 square feet of parking. 

This required a careful study of curb grades, and stone bounds have 
been set at the initial points of all established street lines within the 
limits of the work. 

Selectmen's Department. 

Data and estimates have been furnished at various times for use in the 
Selectmen's department and plans submitted for their approval. 

Assessors' Department. 

The sectional plans of this department have been brought up to date 
and a card index of each sectional plan. 

Town Survey. 

The co-ordinate survey of the town has been extended when it did not 
interfere with the construction work of the town, and to date there are 
completed eighteen sectional sheets of 1,500,000 square feet each. 

In conclusion, I wish to express my deep appreciation of the courtesies 
shown me by the various departments and by private engineers, who 
have kindly furnished me with much private data, thereby greatly 
assisting the work of this department. 

Respectfully submitted, 



\ 



Swampscott, December 31, 1917. 



WALLACE W. PRATT, 

Town Engineer. 



I 9 1 7l FIRE ENGINEERS' REPORT. II9 



Board of Fire Engineers' Report. 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

The Board of Fire Engineers submits herewith its report for the year 
1917 and recommendations for 1918. 

The present board assumed charge May 1st and organized with George 
P. Cahoon as Chairman, Wiear L. Rowell and Horace R. Parker, Clerk. 

Acting as a joint committee with the Selectmen, an American LaFrance 
combination six cylinder motor hook and ladder truck was purchased by 
the board, and the truck was delivered at Swampscott on December 11 
and accepted and placed in service, December 15, at the New Ocean street 
engine house. The old horse-drawn truck was turned over to the 
LaFrance people as part of the contract price, and the horses were turned 
over to the Highway Department. 

The work of connecting the fire alarm whistle on the Town Hall with 
the underground cable from the headquarters was completed by R. W. 
LeBarron, of Arlington, early in the fall. During the summer the Game- 
well Company retimed the several boxes of the system and at the same 
time reduced the number of rounds in most of them from four to three. 

In view of the large amount of property owned by the E. R. Grabow 
Co., which, if destroyed, would constitute a loss of revenue for the town> 
the Board has felt that it would be a matter of insurance for the town if 
an eight inch main was laid in the driveway that runs across the 
property from Humphrey street to Puritan road, thus permitting the plac- 
ing of two hydrants in the rear of the New Ocean House. The Water 
Board has estimated the cost of such a main and hydrant connection at 
$2,761.25. The Board has not approached the owners of the property 
regarding the matter, and has no idea as to whether they would be willing 
to assume any portion of this expense. Neither is it ready, on account of 
the demands for the most rigid economy, to offer the plan as a recom- 
mendation, but rather as a suggestion, to be considered at some future 
time when conditions and time will warrant it. 

On the night of Friday, November 2, while responding to an alarm of 
fire at the Lincoln house, Combination B, driven by Captain Fred G. 
Greenough, collided with a tree at the corner of Burrill street and Thomas 
road. The apparatus was not put out of commission and continued on to 
the fire. The full extent of the damage to the machine consisted of the 
breaking off of a lantern bracket, the breaking of two lanterns, the bend- 
ing of the suction hose and bending of the mudguard. The total cost of 
repairs was $21.20, the American LaFrance Co., being paid $19.70 for 
lanterns, holders, bolts and nuts, J. R. North, $1.50 for labor. The hose 
and mudguard were bent back into shape by the permanent men of the 
department. 

As a result of this accident charges were prefered against Captain 



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Greenough, and after being given a public hearing he was discharged from 
the department. Acting upon the authority of the Civil Service Commis- 
sion, Frank W. Oulton, who has been a member of the department since 
September 1, 1904, and a permanent man since September 1, 1912, was 
appointed captain to fill the vacancy. By the same authority, Harold L. 
Jacobs, who has been a member of the department since December, 1913, 
was appointed temporary driver, pending an examination to be held at 
such time as the Civil Service Commission may designate. In this con- 
nection it may be well to state that hereafter a man who desires a position 
as a permanent member of the department must be one who is familiar 
with motor apparatus and capable of running the same, as with the one 
day off in five every man must be available as a spare driver of any of the 
pieces of kit. The fact that all are of the same make, makes such a require- 
ment less arduous than it would be with several kinds to keep track of at 
all times. 

The department has been particularly fortunate in regard to the work- 
ings of the draft, only one man, a call member, Charles E. Kezer, being 
taken in the draft so far. Several other members are, however, liable 
and one permanent man, Thomas S. Leadbetter, has already enlisted and 
awaits the call to service, a fact which should be borne in mind by those 
who are contemplating making application for examination. 

During the year it was found necessary to spend quite a sum of money 
on the Phillips Beach house on account of a leak which developed in the 
roof over the side entrance. A new furnace flue pipe was also required to 
remove all danger of fire. The cost of these repairs was $95.25. 

At the close of 19 17 the apparatus consisted of motor chemical combi- 
nation A, stationed at Phillips Beach, motor pump combination B, motor 
hook and ladder truck combination C, auto service car and exercise wagon 
at New Ocean street headquarters, and a horse drawn chemical held in 
reserve at the Phillips Beach station. 

The manual force consists of nine permanent men, including the Chief' 
Assistant Chief, two captains and five drivers, and twenty-two call men, 
including one captain and two lieutenants. 

There are 3,700 feet of good hose and 700 feet of poor hose. There are 
no horses in the department, the entire active equipment being motor 
apparatus. 

Fires and Alarms. 

During the past year there were 50 bell alarms, 30 telephone calls and 
15 still alarms, making a total of 95 alarms. The no school signal has 
been sounded 13 times and the department has responded to four out of 
town calls. 

Combination A was called into service 51 times; Combination B 52 
times ; Ladder No. 1 and Combination C 37 times ; service car 32 times. 

Pyrenes used, 3; ladders in use, 628 feet; chemical used, 1,102 gallons; 
2h inch hose used, 5,500 feet; $ inch hose used, 2,700 feet; time at fires, 
Combination A, 30 hours, 31 minutes; Combination B, 45 hours, 16 
minutes; distance covered, Combination A, 151. 8 miles; combination B, 
97.6 miles 5 total 249.4 miles. 



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Loss by Fires, 1917. 



Value of Buildings 
Value of Contents 
Total 

Iusurance on Buildings 
Insurance on Contents 
Total 

Damage to Buildings . 
Damage to Contents . 
Total 

Insurance paid on Buildings 
Insurance paid on Contents 
Total .... 

Net loss above insurance 



$150,700 00 
38,800 00 

$112,300 00 
23,100 00 

$8,401 00 
2,415 21 

$8,001 00 
2,340 21 



$189,500 00 

$135,400 00 

$10,816 21 

$10,341 21 
$475 00 



Recommendations. 

No hose has been purchased for the past three years and there is imper- 
ative need that at least $500 be appropriated for the purchase of a new 
supply and the board so recommends. 

Several other matters would in the ordinary course be recommended, 
but in view of the need for economy the board makes no special recom- 
mendations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE P. CAHOON, 
HORACE R. PARKER, 
WIEAR L. ROWELL, 

Board of Fire Engineers. 

Swampscott, January 15, 1918. 



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[Dec. 31 



COMMITTEE ON 

Purchase of Motor Truck. 

To the Citizens of Swa?nfi$cott : 

At the annual town meeting the sum of $6,200 was appropriated for the 
purchase of a combination six cylinder motor ladder truck to take the 
place of the horse drawn apparatus, the Board of Selectmen and Board of 
Fire Engineers being named as a joint committee to make the purchase. 

The committee organized with the choice of Henry S. Baldwin as 
chairman and Horace R. Parker as clerk. Proposals were invited and 
the following were received : O. F. Kress & Son, Lawrence, new truck 
and equipment, $7,000; allowance for old truck, $800; net price, $6,200. 
Using old equipment and turning balance of outfit over to bidder, $5,800 
net. The Seagrave Co., Boston, $6,900, no allowance for old truck. 
American LaFrance Fire Engine Co., Inc., Elmira, N. Y., new truck and 
equipment, $7,000; allowance for old truck, $800; net price, $6,200. The 
Kisselkar Company submitted a bid but failed to comply with the By-Laws 
of the town requiring a deposit of a certified check for $500, as called for 
in the advertisement, so the bid was thrown out. The contract was 
unanimously awarded to the American LaFrance Fire Engine Company, 
which had furnished in previous years two other very satisfactory com- 
bination motor machines which are still in service. 

The truck was delivered at Swampscott on December 11, and after being 
given heavy tests, was accepted and placed in service on December 15. 
In accordance with the contract the horse drawn apparatus was turned over 
to the LaFrance representative at that time. The truck has already had 
several calls upon it and has proven its value and usefulness. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 
HORACE R. PARKER, 
WIEAR L. ROWELL. 

Committee* 

Sw ampscott, Mass., January 11, 1918. 



1917] SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTH WORK REPORT. 



123 



REPORT OF 

Superintendent of Moth Work. 

To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen, — During the eight years I have served as Superintendent 
of Moth Work, I have not experienced a year in which the results of the 
work have been as gratifying as this. The brown-tail moths are sup- 
pressed almost to extermination. The gypsy moths are the least in 
evidence that they have been since the state law was passed in 1905 to 
provide for their suppression. 

The methods of carrying on the work have been the same as in recent 
years, but weather conditions have been much more favorable; in fact 
they have been most ideal. The late, cold, wet spring caused what egg 
clusters had not been treated with creosote during the winter to hatch 
unevenly, and made the tiny caterpillars unusually susceptible to disease, 
particularly the " Wilt." 

The spraying season, which was two weeks later than usual because all 
the trees were not in full foliage until June 14th, was particularly favorable 
for the use of arsenate of lead. With the exception of one rainy day, 
sunshine prevailed during the entire period and the poison was unusually 
effective. Unfortunately the crank shaft on the pump of the larger 
sprayer broke on June 20th, and we were unable to get one until August. 
Through the kindness of Saul Phillips, Superintendent of the North 
Shore Moth Department at Beverly, who loaned the town a large sprayer 
to take the place of the broken one, we were able to complete our season's 
work most satisfactorily. The same amount of arsenate of lead was used 
as in previous years (4,800 pounds). About 150 gallons creosote was 
used and 125 pounds of tanglefoot, which is applied in bands around trees 
where it is unpractical to spray, because they are too far from a water 
supply and not easily accessible, or the number is too small and stone 
walls or rocks and rubbish surround them. 

Each year some progress is made in cleaning up new territory, and in 
the winter the brush on twenty acres in the rear of Glen road has been 
cut over for the first time and the sprout growth on all brush land cut 
over in 1916 has been mowed. More work than ever before has been 
charged as moth taxes, which amounts to over $2,000. That is about 
$400 more than last year. At this time the fall work has been done on 
all the town trees, and an unusually good start has been made on private 
property. 

I recommend that the climbers receive twent-five cents a day more 
than the ground men, and that the salary of the Superintendent be increased 
to $1,300 a year. The climbers always have received more than the 
other men until the past year, and the present system is not fair to them. 



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[Dec. 31 



There are some good men that cannot climb, but I believe the men that 
can and will should receive compensation accordingly. 

On account of the war the prices of insecticides have advanced the 
same as other things. Arsenate of lead last year was $8.15 per hundred, 
and to-daj it is $11.10. However, I recommend the use of the usual 
amount, because it is impossible to secure the best results without it. 

To protect our trees means more fruit, and the community depends 
upon this department more at this time to insure the largest crop against 
the ravages of all insects. By the strictest economy I feel the usual 
appropriation can be made to suffice. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EVERETT P. MUDGE, 

Superintendent of Moth Work. 

Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



TREE WARDEN'S REPORT. 



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Report of Tree Warden. 



To the Citizens of Sivampscott : 
I herewith submit my eighth annual report. 

Each year new problems come up to be solved regarding shade trees. 
The past season three large specimens, two of which were willows on 
Puritan road and one a silver maple on Beach Bluff avenue, were killed 
by illuminating gas, which escaped from the main in the street. The 
Lynn Gas & Electric Company paid for the trees being taken down and 
removed. The usual attention has been given all trees in regard to prun- 
ing, cauterizing wounds, bolting, applying guards of wire and remedies 
for insects. All low limbs interfering with travel have been removed, 
and also branches partly broken off by the wind. 

At the cemetery all the trees have been pruned. There is a severe infes- 
tation of the leopard moth, and some attention should be given them each 
year. Eighteen trees were entirely removed. 

Small trees are being killed from various causes all over the town, but 
chiefly from being run over by automobiles and from underground condi- 
tions over which we have no control. Enough trees are not being planted 
to replace those being removed. However, in view of the necessity for 
economy due to conditions brought on by the war, only the most conser- 
vative recommendations will be asked for this year, with hopes that after 
the war all newly accepted streets may be adorned with shade trees and 
also all vacancies may be filled in where it is practical to plant them. 
Each year donations of trees are made by public spirited citizens of the 
town, and I wish to thank those who have given trees to this department 
to be set out on our streets. 

This year twenty-five trees were purchased and we set out thirty-six, 
one of which was paid for by the American Express Company, to replace 
one destroyed by their horse at number two Palmer avenue. Sixty-one 
trees have been removed. Five were large ones and one was a live oak, 
which was a menace to travel, being in the center of Sheridan terrace, at 
the junction of Sheridan road, and nine were removed on newly accepted 
streets because they were not rightly placed. At the present time there 
are six large trees at Beach Bluff to be removed. 
I recommend for the ensuing year : 

Tree maintenance $576 00 



Removing trees . 
Planting trees 

Wire, stake, felt and incidentals 
Leopard moth at cemetery . 



250 00 
200 00 
150 00 
50 00 



$1,226 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

EVERETT P. MUDGE, 
Swampscott, January 1, 1918. Tree Warden, 



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Report of Forest Warden. 



To the Board of Selectmen . 

Gentlemen, — There has been a slight increase over last year in the 
number of fires in the woods. However, the usual number of December 
fires has decreased on account of the winter weather starting in unusually 
early. Sixteen fires were responded to, nine in April, three in May, one 
in July, and three in November. Each was reported to the State Fire 
Warden on a blank furnished for that purpose. The number of acres 
burned, character of land, loss to property, cost to extinguish, etc., were 
embodied in each report. To prevent these fires, persons wishing to burn 
in the open between March 1st and December 1st shall, according to law. 
obtain a written permit from the local Fire Warden. One hundred and 
forty-eight such permits have been issued. 

To warn the public regarding forest fires the town was thoroughly 
posted in the spring with cloth notices, which were provided by the state. 
For the ensuing year I recommend an appropriation of $100. 

Respectfully submitted. 

EVERETT P. MUDGE, 

Fo rest Wa rde/i . 



Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



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REPORT OF 

Superintendent of Cemetery. 

To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit my second annual report as Superin- 
tendent of the Cemetery for year 1917. 
Lots sold, eleven, amounting to $565 00. 
Number of Interments for year 1917, 69. 

For care and maintenance of Cemetery I would recommend two thous- 



and dollars ($2,000), to be spent as follows : 

Superintendent's Salary $450 00 

Labor 1,000 00 

Planting of beds ....... 75 00 

Telephone 20 00 

Loam 30 00 

Sod ......... 30 00 

Stone dust 50 00 

Manure and dressing ...... 20 00 

Canvas • . . 20 00 

Grass seed 15 00 

Supplies ......... 50 00 

Water and repairs ....... 50 00 

Painting of three gates 30 00 

Safety lowering device 125 00 

Teaming ........ 20 00 



I recommend that the salary of the Superintendent be increased fifty 
dollars ($50) a year, as there are now under care some thirty more lots 
than any other Superintendent has had to care for. 



Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



THOMAS HANDLEY, 

Superintendent. 



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Report of Board of Health. 



Organization. 

Loring Grimes, M. D., Chairman. 
George C. Webster. 
John B. Cahoon. 

Clarence W. Horton, Health Officer and Milk Inspector. 

Frank B. Stratton, M. D. V., Inspector of Animals and Slaughtering. 

Martin E. Nies, Inspector of Plumbing. 

George T. Till, Special Clerk. 

Charles Melvin, Special Agent. 

To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

The Board of Health herewith submits the following report for the year 
ending December 31st, 1917. 

Owing to a cut of about $250 in our appropriation, we were unable to 
continue our work of oiling to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. This 
caused many complaints from people living in districts where they were 
prevalent and we sincerely hope to be able, the coming year, to oil as we 
have the years previous, as we feel that it is well worth the expense which 
such work entails. 

During the year we have permanently abated several breeding places of 
mosquitoes by draining or filling where water was always stagnant. On 
Forest avenue we have caused to be drained a large swampy section which 
in former years has required considerable atttention and been the cause of 
continous complaints. Another nuisance of long standing located in the 
rear of the Lower Swampscott car barns, was also ordered filled during 
the year, with the result that conditions have greatly improved in that 
section. The same has been accomplished at the Upper Swampscott car 
barns, and we hope to accomplish more along these lines the coming year. 
Property owners are urgently requested where possible to get rid of all 
places on their property where water may accumulate. When all of these 
places have been abated there will be no need of oiling. 

Owing to war conditions we have issued many permits for the keeping 
of swine and poultry, where previously we have felt this should not be 
done. We will continue to do this wherever it can be done without 
impairing the health of the community as long as necessity demands it. 

As you will see by the report of our Health Officer we have had during 
the year a number of cases of tuberculosis reported where patients 
required hospital treatment. This has necessitated and incurred an 
expense in excess of our appropriation. This may not show in our 
expenditures for the past year, as many of the bills for these cases had not 
been rendered when the books closed. 



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In May of the coming year our present contracts for the collection of 
garbage, paper and ashes expire. Considering the present high cost of 
living and scarcity of labor these contracts will undoubtedly cost the town 
considerable more than previous years. 

The question of a school nurse is again before us, and the Board 
strongly feels that the town should have a nurse who could devote her 
whole time to the children of school age. Never in history has this work 
been as necessary as at the present time. In order to have school inspec- 
tion of any value the nurse is an absolute necessity. Many cases of con- 
tagious disease may be prevented by a systematic and careful school 
inspection that cannot be prevented in any other way. Our present 
school inspection is decidedly inadequate. 



1. We recommend that the sewer be extended in Mountain park. 

2. We recommend the employment of a School or Public Health 
nurse under the supervision of the Health Department. 

3. We recommend the following appropriation for the year 1918 : 



Recommendations. 



Health and Sanitation 
Refuse and Garbage 



. $4,500 00 
. 4,200 00 



Respectfully submitted 



LORING GRIMES, M. D., Chairman, 
GEORGE C. WEBSTER, 
JOHN B. CAHOON. 



Swampscott, December 31, 1917. 



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[Dec. 31 



Report of Health Officer. 



To the Board of Health : 

Gentlemen, — I herewith submit the following report for the year 
ending December 31, 1917 : 

In reviewing the work of the past year it is evident that there is a desire 
on the part of the citizens to improve the sanitary conditions of the town. 
Success cannot be attained by the efforts of this department alone, but it 
depends to a large extent upon the support of our physicians, and I would 
urge that the citizens acquaint themselves as far as possible with the rules 
and regulations of both the state and this department, and also to consider 
their own surroundings in its relations to health and disease. 

The work of inspection and the investigation of complaints has been 
much the same as in previous years. All reasonable complaints have 
been investigated, and where necessary, action has been taken. Many 
complaints are received, however, which are properly the work of other 
departments, and are reported to them for disposition. While several 
nuisances of long standing have been remedied or abated during the past 
year, there are still several needing attention, and it is the hope of your 
health officer that during the coming year many of these will have been 
eliminated. 

The following is a list of complaints received during the year : — Crow- 
ing roosters and filthy hen yards, 7; defective plumbing, 5; dirty wet 
cellars, 5 ; fires on dumps, 5 ; food stuffs not properly covered, 4 ; dumping 
without permits, 3 ; offensive catch basins, 2; stagnant water, 9; loose 
paper on dumps, 10; brooks and drains, n ; overcrowded and dirty tene- 
ments, 11 ; insanitary buildings, 18; sick and stray animals, 18; leaky 
and overflowing cesspools, 21 ; keeping swine without permits, 23; dead 
animals, 36; ashes and paper, 70; garbage, 261 ; miscellaneous, 454. 

The following licenses and permits have been issued during the year : 
To collect grease and tallow, 2 : to collect garbage, 2 ; to maintain dumps, 
2; to undertakers, 2; to keep goats, 5; to keep cows, 6; to construct 
cesspools and drains, 19; to keep swine, 32; to keep horses, 30; to mani- 
cure, 1. 

Hawkers and Peddlers. 

While the ordinance requiring all hawkers and peddlers of fish, fruits, 
vegetables and merchandise, to be licensed or registered was accepted by 
the citizens at the annual town meeting, it did not become effective until 
later in the year. Little work was done this year, as many of these hawk- 
ers and peddlers had obtained their licenses from the State Sealer of 
Weights and Measures. This ordinance has proved of value, however, in 
eliminating many of the peddlers who in previous years have invaded our 
town during the summer months. I would at this time call attention to 
the fact that all persons selling, exposing, or offering for sale, any of the 



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articles enumerated above, are now required to be registered, or licensed, 
if such articles are not produced by their own labor or the labor of their 
families, and must wear a badge upon their clothing which must be shown 
upon request. During the period this ordinance has been effective, there 
have been three licenses and three registration certificates issued. The 
money obtained from these has been paid to the Town Treasurer, and his 
receipt obtained. 

Communicable Diseases. 

During the past year three hundred and two cases of infectious and 
contagious diseases have been reported. Nearly eighty per cent were 
among children of school age, and could have been prevented to a large 
degree had this department had the facilities for supervising these children 
while in school and at home. While the majority of our citizens realize 
that the isolation of children ill with an infectious or contagious disease 
is necessary, not only for the protection of themselves but for the protec- 
tion of the public, there are still some who do not. The home treatment 
of these diseases calls for the same care in preventing the spread of infec- 
tion as is given in hospitals devoted to that work, and whenever second- 
ary infections occur it is owing to the failure to properly follow the 
instructions given by the physicians and the Health Department. 

During October it was my pleasure to attend the forty-fifth annual 
convention and war council of the American Public Health Association, 
held at Washington, D. C. Nearly fifteen hundred public health officials 
from all over the country being in attendance, an opportunity was afforded 
me to get the ideas and to hear what some of the great men of our 
country, engaged in public health work, are doing. Included among them 
were such men as W. C. Gorgas, Surgeon General, U. S. Army, W. C. 
Braisted, Surgeon General U. S. Navy, Col. T. H. Goodwin, R. A. M. C, 
of the English Army, and Franklin H. Martin, M. D., Chief of the Medi- 
cal Division, Council of National Defense. 

Surgeon General Gorgas in his remarks stated that the war has caused 
the people of this country to appreciate more than ever the value of public 
health work, and has made necessary the carrying out of more stringent 
health measures. The more important of these are industrial hygiene, 
infant mortality, tuberculosis, public health education and venereal dis- 
eases. Shortage of man power to carry on industrial work required by 
the war has directed attention to the importance of conserving all of the 
forces which we now possess and the saving of our babies. For this pur- 
pose, he stated, the public health nurse is the best agency yet developed, 
as she goes into the homes and establishes a direct relation between the 
government and the citizens, and that aside from her service in promot- 
ing health, the public health nurse is thus an agency for the promotion of 
democracy for which we are now fighting. It is necessary that we should 
save our babies, because in the future we shall need them in industry, and 
in this respect America must follow the lead of other great warring 
nations in its attention to child hygiene and welfare. Nor must it stop 
with the babies. The children must be cared for, not only in infancy but 
also during the pre-school period, and during their school life, till they 
reach maturity and are able to care for themselves. 

Attention was also directed to tuberculosis, as its prevalence has been 
increased by the war. Sanitarians who discussed the matter at the con- 



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ference were strongly of the opinion that much more attention must be 
given to tuberculosis in children than heretofore, since it is now generally 
believed that infection takes place during childhood. Their solution of 
this problem also was the public health nurse. 

It was also brought out and attention was directed to certain common 
diseases not ordinarily regarded as serious, which may have very serious 
consequences to an army in training or in the field. Some of these 
diseases, such as measles, mumps and pneumonia, have been given scant 
attention by the public, but now that health officials must conserve the 
health and efficiency of the military forces as well as the civil population, 
the necessities of the hour demand greater attention to these diseases, and 
thus adds to the responsibility of the health officer. In his presidential 
address the president of the Association approved the court martialing of 
a medical officer who permitted an epidemic of measles to develop in his 
command. It must be remembered, however, that the medical officer has 
his men under military control and descipline, and his men obey orders, 
while the civil health officer must rely upon the co-operation of the citizens 
to secure results. 

It was indeed a privilege to attend such a convention, particularly at 
this critical time, and I am sure that every man who attended will do 
better health work next year as a result. 

The following is a list of the diseases reported during the past year, as 
compared with 1915 and 1916 : 







1916. 


1917 


Measles 


128 


no 


87 


Chicken pox .... 


40 


17 


21 


Diphtheria 


26 




2 


Scarlet fever .... 


12 


29 


17 


Ring-worm .... 


12 








Inflamed eyes . • 


5 


10 


8 


Typhoid fever .... 


4 


3 


5 


Ophthalmia neonatorum 


3 








Tuberculosis .... 


2 


1 


1 1 


Whooping cough 


2 




102 


Erysipelas .... 


1 








Malaria 


1 








Varicella 





1 


1 


Infantile paralysis . 





5 





Mumps ..... 





3 


38 


Lobar pneumonia . 








7 


Septic sore throat . 








3 


Totals 


236 


208 


302 



Ashes and Garbage. 

Another problem to be considered during the coming year is the 
disposal of ashes and garbage, as the present contracts will expire on 
May 1, 1918. To say that this work has been unsatisfactory is unneces- 
sary, as I feel that the citizens will all agree with me on that subject. 
Yet there seems to be no other solution of the problem of garbage disposal 
than to have the same done by contract. As to the disposal of ashes, 



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however, I feel that the work could and would be more satisfactorily 
handled were it to be placed under the Street Department, and I would 
urge that the possibility of this work being done by that department be 
carefully considered by all concerned. In conclusion, I would respect- 
fully offer the following recommendations for the ensuing year : — 

That the collection of ashes be done by the Highway Department. 

The employment of a public health nurse, under the supervision of the 
Health Department, and that the sum of one thousand ($1,000) dollars 
be appropriated for the same. 

That the sewerage system in the Mountain Park district be continued 
through Jessie and Roy streets, and that money be appropriated for 
the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. HORTON, 

Health Officer. 

Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



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[Dec. 31 



Report of Milk Inspector, 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen, — I herewith submit the following report for the year 
ending December 31, 1917. 

There seems to have been a steady improvement in our milk supply 
during the past year. Less complaints have been received and examina- 
tion has shown that the dealers are endeavoring to keep their milk up to 
the required standard. Attention has been directed toward the production 
of a clean and wholesome milk, the result of which seems to show that 
the producer seems to realize the necessity of producing milk of good 
quality. Added interest, possibly due to the increase in price, has been 
shown by the consumer to know the quality of milk which he is getting, 
as there has been a steady increase in the number of inquiries received at 
this office relative to the same. These demands have resulted in more 
stringent regulations concerning the sanitary conditions associated with 
the milk supply, and has required additional care, attention and extra 
expense on the part of the producer. While this expense may not be 
large, it is only fair that the consumer should pay his share of the cost 
of improving the quality of milk, especially when its value as a food is 
taken into consideration. Dirty milk may prove expensive even as a gift, 
while clean milk may be economical at even a higher price, therefore the 
consumer cannot expect to obtain clean, safe milk at the same price as a 
dirty milk which endangers the health of his family. 

The following is a summary of the work of your inspector during the 



past year : 

Samples of milk taken and analyzed . . . .157 

Samples of milk found under legal standard . . 11 

Samples of milk taken for bacteria test ... 25 

Samples of milk that passed bacteria test ... 20 

Samples of ice cream taken and analyzed ... 18 

Samples that passed bacteria test .... 15 

Stores licensed to sell milk ..... 39 

Dealers licensed to sell milk ..... 19 

Stores licensed to sell oleomargarine .... 3 



Amount received from licenses, twenty-five dollars ($25), which amount 
has been paid to the Town Treasurer and his receipt obtained. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. MORTON, 

Milk Inspector. 

SwAMPSCOTT, January I, 1918. 



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REPORT OF 

Inspector of Animals and Slaughtering. 

To the Board of Health : 

I herewith submit my annual report for the year ending December 31, 
1917. 

The general inspection was made in the spring as usual. In most cases 
the animals were found in good condition and the premises were kept 
clean and well ventilated. 

During the year there have been several dogs and horses quarantined as 
a matter of precaution. These animals had been bitten, and although 
they were all in a healthy condition at the time, as a matter of safety it 
was thought best to keep them under restraint for at least two weeks. 
At the end of this time no symptoms of rabies had developed and the 
quarantine was raised. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK B. STRATTON, 

Inspector of Animals and Slaughtering. 

Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



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[Dec. 31 



Report of Inspector of Plumbing. 



To the Board of Health : 
Gentlemen, — I herewith submit my report for the year of 1917. 



Plumbing permits issued ...... 107 

Plumbing permits refused ..... 9 

Complaints investigated ...... 31 

Cases reported to the Board ..... 4 

Cases settled by Board 4 

Registered Master Plumbers 9 

Registered journeyman plumbers . . . . 12 

All others 58 



In accordance with your instructions, I have made a study of existing 
laws relating to house drainage. 

In order to accomplish this necessitated a careful study of the rules 
governing other communities, the advice and counsel of sanitary experts 
and recognition of approved fixtures and appliances. 

To supplant the present complicated system by more simple methods, I 
believe to be in the interests of the town and the householder. This much 
is true, that in the past ten years much has been done, in not only simpli- 
fying sanitary house drainage, but giving better sanitary results at less 
material cost. 

The installation of house drainage under present economical conditions, 
both as to materials and labor, would seem to require the adoption of 
methods bearing the endorsement of qualified thought and practice; parti- 
cularly where the installation of plumbing in nearly all our public institu- 
tions have successfully stood the test for years. 

This is not theory, but actual practice. Space forbids technical detail. 
Sufficient is it to say that some of the old rules are left optional with the 
owners of premises having drainage installed, enabling him to use a more 
complicated system at greater outlay if he so desires. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARTIN E. NIES, 



Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



Inspect o r of Plu m b ttig. 



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Report of Overseers of Poor. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

In making our report for 1917, we are pleased to say that we have not 
exceeded our appropriation. While the number of persons aided this year 
is 34 less than in 1916, we find that the increased cost of living and a 
number of new cases for continuous help brings the annual cost to the 
town up to the average. The six families of 34 persons referred to have 
taken care of themselves this year, and we see no reason why they should 
not continue to be self supporting. We have no disputed cases with 
State or towns. Our financial statement will be found under the head of 
the Secretary's report. We appreciate all the assistance given by the 
District Nurse and other charitable Institutions of our town. The Board 
extends its thanks to all officers and citizens who have in many ways 
assisted in the past year. 

We would respectfully recommend that the town appropriate the sum 
°f $3>3°° for the maintenance of its Poor Department for the ensuing 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH F. CROWELL, Chairman, 
EDMUND RUSSELL, Secretary, 
Swampscott, January 1, 1918. HARRY E. CAHOON. 



SECRETARY'S REPORT. 

Persons having settlement in Swampscott aided by other 

cities and towns 8 

Persons fully supported in Swampscott 6 

Families partially supported in Swampscott 5 

Men, women and children receiving aid in Swampscott during 1917, 38 

Settlement in Swampscott * . .36 

Settlement elsewhere in State '.. 13 

Persons aided in 1917 in Swampscott . , . . . 41 
Aided in other cities and towns, settlement in Swampscott . 8 

49 

Financial Report. 

Reimbursed by State $80 36 

Reimbursed by cities snd towns 150 01 

Due from State 269 01 

Due from cities and towns 1 16 52 

Expenditures in 1912 3,798 39 

Expenditures in 1913 3,87603 

Expenditures in 1914 3,798 45 

Expenditures in 1915 3,351 97 

Expenditures in 1916 3,495 06 

Expenditures in 1917 3,297 52 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDMUND RUSSELL, 
Swampscott, January 1, 1918. Secretary. 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3 



Report of the Surveyor of Highways. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

The Surveyor of Highways herewith submits his annual report for the 
year ending December 31, 1917 : 

During the past year there has been about one mile of street resurfaced 
with gravel. Andrew and Shaw roads have been resurfaced with No. 1 
crushed stone with a gravel binder; while Shaw road has been resur- 
faced with tar Macadam. 

All the roads on the Shaw estate (with the exception of Prospect ave- 
nue) have had the water and gas trenches levelled, surfaced with 
crushed stone and gravel, and rolled with the steam roller. 

There is still considerable work to be done on these streets, such as 
sidewalks to be graded and guard rails to be built; also Prospect avenue 
should be resurfaced. 

Hillcrest circle has been rebuilt and put to a grade, the gutters have 
been paved, and the roadway has been resurfaced with gravel, rolled and 
oiled, and the sidewalks concreted. A guard rail fence ought to be built 
on this street the coming year. 

Sheridan terrace bas been put to grade, the roadway resurfaced with 
gravel and rolled, gutters have been laid and the sidewalks have been 
concreted. 

Harrison avenue has been graded, the roadway resurfaced with gravel 
and two catch basins and a concrete culvert have been constructed. 

Manton road has been put to grade and sidewalks built. The driveway 
on this road was excavated for a depth of twelve inches, refilled with pit 
stone, surfaced with gravel and rolled with the steam roller. There is still 
work to be done on this road, and the town should provide some means 
to take care of the surface water on same. 

Cedar Hill terrace has been rebuilt and put to grade, the gutters have 
been paved, sidewalks have been laid, 250 cubic yards of ledge removed, 
a new fence built, and the entire roadway resurfaced, oiled and rolled. 

On Millett road new steps and retaining walls have been constructed 
and the fence has been rebuilt. 

Bradlee avenue and Stanwood road have been accented by the town and 
are now public ways, and while no work has been done on these ways this 
year, they should be put in safe condition for travel. I recommend that 
$2,000 be appropriated for the purpose of resurfacing and putting these 
streets in good condition. 

Puritan road, from Humphrey street to the willow trees, has received a 
coating of tar, covered with pea stone and sand; for this purpose 3,290 
gallons of tar were used. 

All the streets of the town have been patrolled, and wherever breaks in 
the street surface were discoverd, the same were patched with gravel, 



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crushed stone and tar or oil. For this work 1,759 gallons of tar were 
used. 

There were 300 square yards of cement concrete road-bed laid on Hum- 
phrey street. 

There were 490 feet of new guard rail fence built this year. 

Thirty-three new street signs have been placed at different parts of the 
town where required. 

All gutters of the town have been cleaned at least twice and on Hum- 
phrey street, from the Lynn line to the sewer station, they have been 
cleaned every Saturday. 

New gravel sidewalks have been constructed on Phillips avenue, 
Crescent street and Orient court. 

For resurfacing work the following amounts of material were used : 
156 loads of gravel; 492 tons of stone dust; 558 yards of cinder walk. 

There were 190 loads of sand used for sanding icy sidewalks. 

During the past year 545.50 square yards of tar concrete sidewalk have 
been laid at various places in the town. 

On continuous sidewalks, 1,321 feet of straight curbstone and 204 feet 
of curved curbstone have been reset. 

Eight new catch basins have been built the past year. In connection 
with this work there have been laid 402 feet of 6-inch pipe drain, 68 feet 
of 8-inch pipe drain, and 12 feet of 12-inch pipe drain. 

Gutters to the amount of 1,012 square yards have been paved. 

The culvert on Huron street has been taken up, cleaned its entire length 
and relaid. 

The overflow pipe drain on Columbia street has been taken up, cleaned 
its entire length and relaid. 

Bids for furnishing oil for street purposes were asked for, received and 
opened in the Selectmen's room in the Town Hall and were as follows : — 

Bids for Dust Layers. 



Barrett Company : 

Tarvia B ........ .0679 

Tarvia B, delivered and applied .... .08 

Tarvia X, hot .09 

Standard Oil Company : 

Socony No. 4 and 5 0725 

Same applied .085 

Alden Speare & Son Company : 

Non-Asphaltic .086 

30 per cent .085 

Independent Coal Tar Company : 

Tar binder, No. 1 08 

Tar binder, No. 2 and 3 .085 

Taric patching .105 

Headley Good Roads Company : 

No. 1, Non-Asphaltic 1064 

No. 12, Non-Asphaltic 0964 

No. 13, Non-Asphaltic 0939 

No. 9, 45 per cent Asphaltic 0714 

i No. 4, Asphalt Binder 0729 



14° TOWN DOCUxMENTS. [Dec. 3 I 

Boston Engineering and Supply Company : 

Non-Asphaltic 0945 

The Island Petroleum Company : 

Colonial Non-Asphaltic 085 

Emerald Non-Asphaltic .095 

American Tar Company : 

Rotar Tank Cars ....... .069 

Tank Wagons 0775 

Motor Trucks .08 



The streets have been watered on 72 days the past year and 47,179 
gallons of oil have been applied to the streets of the town. 

The lighter oils this year have proved to be failures, and where the 
black oils were applied they had to be covered with sand. 

Humphrey street, from Glen road to Phillips corner, is in bad shape. 
A sewer was constructed there this year, and the tracks of the Bay State 
Street Railway Company will have to be relaid before any surfacing work 
can be done. 

Recommendations. 

No work having been done on Essex street during the past year, owing 
to the fact that the Bay State Street Railway Company did not want to 
lay new tracks, I would recommend that the same amount be appropri- 
ated as was appropriated last year. 

That a curbstone be laid on Puritan road, from Orient court to Marshall 
street, and that the lines of the street be straightened. 

That $2,500 be appropriated to be spent on the streets of the Shaw- 
estate, to be used for building sidewalks, fences and resurfacing the 
streets which are not in good condition. 

This department last year lost one horse, and there have been two 
horses turned over to it from the Fire department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MICHAEL J. RYAN, 
Surveyor of Highways. 

Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



6 



I 9 I 7J TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC LIBRARY REPORT. 



REPORT OF 

Trustees of the Public Library. 



To the Citizens of Sivampscott : 

The passing of the year 1917 has given us our first complete year of 
occupancy and work in our new library building. The experience thus 
derived has shown us that it is a most enjoyable place to our many 
patrons, who come for the selection of books, and who often stop and 
look over the magazines and papers and to read a little. The children 
come in considerable numbers, and they spend many a pleasant hour in 
the building in reading and looking at the pictures in the books set 
apart for them. 

Our circulation for the past year was 49,683 volumes, whereas for the 
previous year it was only 24,045, showing a very gratifying gain of 
25,638 volumes. Our circulation while we were in the Town Hall hardly 
averaged half of that number. This large gain in the number of books 
in circulation has necessitated our employing additional help, our librarian 
and her assistant not always being able to return promptly to the shelves 
the books the borrowers return to the library. Without prompt return of 
books to the shelves there would often be disappointment in not finding 
a looked for volume in its place by one who wanted it. 

The cost of light and heat has been much larger than anticipated, espec- 
ially the electric light, which has cost a deal over the estimate. Most of 
the increase in cost of heat comes from the advance in the cost of coal. 
We do not look for any opportunity to reduce the cost of these two items 
unless the library is not kept open as many days in the year as is now our 
practice. At present the library is open every week day and for part of the 
year every Sunday and holiday. The opening of the library on Sundays 
and holidays has, so far as we have tried the experiment, resulted in an 
attendance of an average of 14 persons each Sunday and holiday. The 
cost of heat and light has been about $49. The cost of the janitor and 
attendant has been about $91. Not a very favorable showing, considering 
the small number of persons who availed themselves of the privilege. 

The gifts to the library for the past year include, besides a generous 
number of valuable books, a large framed steel engraving of "Authors of 
the United States," presented to the library by Mrs. Blanche Baldwin. 
Among the books presented was an historical sketch of the primitive 
Tannery of Francis Ingalls in Lynn about 1630, given by Elisha W. 
Cobb. Rev. Richard B. Callahan gave several books. There were 
twenty-two volumes of bound "Review of Reviews" received from Mrs. 
Donald Foster. A volume of poems was given us by the author, Ann E. 
Hathaway. A book entitled "Swampscott Beaches" was given by John 
Albree. "The Boy Scouts of America" handbook for boys, was given by 



H 2 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Alan Morse. A collection of nineteen volumes of fiction was given by 
Irving N. Doe. Another collection of several books was given by 
Elbridge H. Blood. Two books were given by Miss Mary Smith. Mrs. 
H. K. Gardiner gave a volume and the remaining volumes among the 
gifts came from F. H. Jackson. 

The library has endowments, which together with accumulated interest, 
amount to between $8,000 and $9,000. In the past we have not drawn upon 
the interest only in part, desiring that the fund should gradually accumu- 
late until it amounted to a total of $10,000, feeling that when that sum was 
reached we would have a fund that would yield, when well invested, an 
income of about $500. Through such an income we felt we could materially 
increase our number of class books without drawing upon the money 
appropriated by the town, thereby necessarially lessening the number of 
popular novels that can be purchased, for which we have a large demand. 

We suggest that the town take such action at the annual meeting as will 
lend support to this plan, and that one or more persons be appointed to 
see to the proper investment of the funds, with instructions that the 
income is to be subject to the order of the trustees of the library for the 
purchase, in their discretion, of class books. 

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

During the year which has passed since the new library building was 
opened to the public, a large number of books have circulated and many 
people have enjoyed reading room privileges. 

With us the open shelf system is new and, except for the experience of 
the past year, is untried. Its success, we feel, is dependent upon com- 
plete co-operation between the public and the librarian, toward which we 
trust the public will lend its assistance. So far there has not been that 
good result that more care in the handling of books and magazines would 
have brought about. In some instances it is felt that books have been 
selected from the shelves and carelessly taken away without being offered 
for record. We regret to note also that in some instances the books so 
taken have been books difficult to replace, and unless returned will prove 
a considerable loss to the library. We trust, therefore, that those who 
have been at fault will make amends by returning books that they may 
find have been overlooked, and will exercise more care hereafter. 

The library now contains 12,153 volumes, of which 4,837 are books of 
fiction and 4,861 are class books, all of which are for adults. Of books 
for children there are in all 2,455 volumes, divided into two classes, one 
of fiction, numbering 1,754, anc * tne other of non-fiction, numbering 701 
volumes. 

The number of books added to the library during the year was 430. 
There were also added twenty-four volumes of the International Encyclo- 
paedia to increase our list of needed reference books. 

The circulation of the library books was divided among works of 
fiction and non-fiction as follows : 

The adults selected for their reading 26,329 books of fiction and 3,788 
non-fiction. To the children were issued 16,400 books of fiction and 3,166 
of non-fiction. The combined circulation among adults was 30,117 and 
that among children was 19,566, making the total circulation of the library 



I 9 I 7] TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC LIBRARY REPORT. 1 43 

49,683 volumes. The amount collected for fees and dues was $140, which 
amount has been paid as required by the by-laws to the Town Treasurer. 



To those who have made gifts to the library we extend for the citizens 
of the town and ourselves our sincere thanks. 

A detailed report of our expenditures will be found in the Auditor's 
report published on another page. 

Our library force has been faithful in their several tasks and they fully 
deserve favorable mention, which we take pleasure in according them. 

It is with regret that we have to mention that our co-trustee, Miss 
Hadley, who has served with us for many years, has lately moved her 
home to Louisville, Ky., and consequently will not be a candidate for 
re-election to our board. We feel it fitting that we take this occasion to 
record the feeling of good fellowship that has come to us through so 
many years of pleasant and helpful co-operation in our work and the loss 
that will be felt by the board to be < without her helpful assistance and 
wise counsel. In this expression of appreciation we feel that the citizens 
of the town cordially join us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK F. STANLEY, 
FRANK E. INGALLS, 

Trustees. 

Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



i 4 4 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



REPORT OF 

Library Building Committee. 



To the Citizens of Stvampscott : 

The Library Building Committee finished its work, in so far as the con- 
struction of the building was involved, about January 1st, 1917. 

During the past year the only duties of the Committee have been to con- 
sider the payment of various items, such as the flag pole, iron spikes on 
roof, relaying the sidewalk, etc., and all these have been paid except one 
or two bills yet to be adjusted, for which there are sufficient funds. Full 
details of our disbursements will be found in the auditor's report. 

The Library Trustees have taken charge of the building and report con- 
ditions all that can be desired. 

FRANK F. STANLEY, Chairman, 
HENRY B. SPRAGUE, 
ELIHU THOMSON, 
FRANK E. INGALLS, 
ELIZABETH J. HADLEY, 
F. KEELER RICE, Secretary, 

Library Building Committee. 

Swampscott, January 2nd, 1918. 



1917] 



ASSESSORS REPORT. 1 45 



Board of Assessors Report. 



To the Citizens of Sivamfiscott: 

Your Board of Assessors submits the following report for the year 1917. 
The property assessed in town by the local assessors April 1, 1917, 
amounted to $13,142,003, a decrease over the previous year (1916) of 
$3,318,510. The decrease in valuation is caused by the State Income Tax 
Law, which went into effect this last year. The State assesses all income 
from personal intangible property, and local assessors only assess the 
value of personal tangible property. The State paid the town this year 
$83,999.96 of the amount of taxes collected under the Income Tax Law, 
which makes up the loss in the valuation. 

The real estate valuation April 1, 1917, was $12,141,321, an increase 
over the previous year (1916) of $608,889. The valuation of personal 
estate April 1, 19 17, was $[,000,682, a decrease of $3,927,399 from the 
previous year (1916). 

The total amount of appropriations this year (not bonded) as given to 
the assessors to be raised by taxation and receipts, was $389,154.85, an 
increase over the previous year (1916) of $11,279.13. The tax rate this 
year per $1,000 was made by the board, $20, the same as 1916, and the 
following table shows how the Assessors arrived at the rate, and also what 
each department spent of the $20 : 









Receipts 


Taxation 








Appropriat 


ons 


Pro rata 


on Property Per $1 


,oco 


State Taxes 


• $4 6 >4S5 


H 


$15,157 77 


$31,277 


37 


$2 


40 


County Tax 


24,699 


12 


7.578 89 


17,120 


23 


1 


30 


Payment of Debt 


60,794 


48 


20,210 36 


39,984 


12 


3 


00 


Interest 


. 29,788 


00 


8,842 04 


20,945 


96 


1 


60 


Sehool Department . 


66,740 


00 


2i,473 51 


45,266 


49 


3 


50 


Highway Department 


41,600 


CO 


13.894 63 


27.705 


37 


2 


10 


Fire Department 


22,539 


00 


7,578 88 


14,960 


12 


1 


10 


Police Department . 




00 


3.789 44 


9,36l' 


56 




70 


Street Lighting 


12,700 


00 


3.789 44 


8,910 


56 




70 


Moth and Tree Warden 


6,125 


00 


2,526 30 


3.598 


70 




30 


Health Department . 


8,450 


00 


2,526 30 


5,923 


7o 




45 


Sewer and Water Dept. 


8,347 


50 


2,526 30 


5,821 


20 




45 


S^ate Aid and Soldiers' 
















Relief 


6,000 


00 


2,526 30 


3.473 


7o 




25 


Poor Department, 


3>300 


00 


1,263 15 


2,036 


85 




15 


Park Department 


4,000 


00 


1.263 15 


2,736 


85 




20 


Library Department . 


4,600 


00 


1,263 15 


3.336 


85 




25 


General Government 


. 18,115 


00 


6,315 74 


H.799 


26 




90 


Other Appropriations 


12,370 


61 


3.789 44 


8,581 


i7 




65 


Total 


• $389,154 


85 $126,314 79 $262,840 


06 


$20 


00 



10 



146 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 3 1 



Last year the Assessors found a very substantial increase in valuation, 
the increase in buildings amounting to $432,739.00. There has not been 
very much building in town since April 1, 1917, so the Assessors do not 
expect much, if any, increase in the valuation of the town for the coming 
year. If the citizens want to keep their tax rate at $20 or lower, the 
greatest economy must be used in voting the appropriations for the 
various departments, and all money should be borrowed that is legal 
under the law. 

The Board of Assessors moved into their new office in the Town Hall 
this last year, and we think that now we can do a great deal better work 
for the the town, and certainly we can keep the records in much better 
shape than formerly. The Board wishes to express thanks to the town 
and especially to the Board of Selectmen and Town Engineer for the fine 
quarters and furniture furnished them, and we think the citizens who 
visit our office, and we have a large number in the course of the year, will 
appreciate the more roomy quarters in which to transact business. 

Recommendations. 

The Board of Assessors would like to have the town vote on the ques- 
tion : — " Shall all persons who are assessed for a poll tax only have a bill 
rendered to them by the 10th of July each year, and collected according 
to law?" The Board has the power by act of the Legislature to send to 
the Tax Collector all, or a part, of the poll taxes previous to the property 
tax, but would like to have the opinion of the town on this matter. 
Because at present only about 90 per cent, of the poll taxes are collected, 
owing to the constant changing of residents each year, and that the 
property tax bills will be rendered later than formerly, the board advises 
favorable action on this matter. 

The citizens generally who come before the Assessors want to know why 
the valuation of all real estate is not shown on the tax bill, as this is gen- 
erally the rule in cities and large towns in the State. The statutes do not 
require the Assessors to make out the tax bills, but the Assessors could give 
this information on the warrant book to the Tax Collector, and he could 
then give valuation of all real estate on the tax bill. This would require 
more clerical work in the Assessors' department, and also for the Tax 
Collector. The Board recommends that the Finance Committee look 
into this matter, and report if they think it is necessary to give this 
information on the tax bill, and if so recommend an additional appro- 
priation, if necessary, covering the additional work. 

The Board of Assessors recommend an appropriation of $1,900 for this 
department for the year 1918. 

EDWARD A. MAXFIELD, 
OSCAR G. POOR, 
PELEG GARDNER, 

Assessors of Swampscott. 

Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



1917] 



ASSESSORS REPORT. 1 47 



ASSESSORS' PROPERTY REPORT. 

Valuation of the Town of Swampscott April 1, 1917. Table of aggre 
gates of Polls, Property and Taxes as assessed April 1, 1917. 



No. of residents assessed on property .... x >546 

No. of firms, corporations, etc., assessed on property . 75 

No. of non-residents, assessed on property . . . 350 
No. of non-resident firms, corporations, etc., assessed on 

property 36 

No. of persons assessed on property 2,007 

No. of persons assessed poll tax only .... 1*421 

Total number of persons assessed ..... 3>4 2 8 

No. of male polls assessed . . . . . . . 2,140 

Value of assessed personal estates .... $1,000,682 00 

Value of assessed buildings, excluding land . . . 6,518,716 00 

Value of assessed land, excluding buildings . . . 5,622,605 00 

Total value of assessed real estate 12,141,321 00 

Total valuation of assessed estates ..... 13,142,003 00 

Taxes for State, County and Town Purposes. 

On personal estate $20,013 64 

On real estate 242,826 42 

On polls .......... 4,280 00 

Total tax 267,12006 

Rate of total tax per $1,000 20 00 

No. of horses assessed ....... 183 

No. of cows assessed 43 

No. of dwelling houses assessed i»78i 



148 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Statistics of the 
Town of Swampscott, 1875=1917. 



ASSESSORS' VALUATION APRIL i. 


JANUARY 1. 


< 




T-^T?T? cr\\T A T 

IT ILjvoUJN 1\L- 


Tot at 

1 U 1 AL 


Rate 
Taxes 


< 




H 
>■* 




-IT XVVj A li. JlV 1 I 


\7* A T TT A TTn\T 


per 
$ 1 ,000 


w 
>* 




19T7 


$12,141,321 


$1,000,682 


$13,142,003 


$20.00 


1918 


$312,000.00 


iqi6 


I 1,532,432 


4,928,181 


16,460,513 


20.00 


1917 


330,000.00 


IQI C 

y O 


IO,8lO,305 


5,028,193 


I5,8^8,4Q8 
J ' «J 'T7 


17.80 


IQ16 


"?6^,QOO.OO 


IQI4 


IO,Co8,22C 


3,531,119 


14,039,344 


16.80 


1915 


344, IOO.OO 

JTT' 


IQI3 


IO,028,32C 


3,i74,CQO 

«J> / T'w7 


I3,202,Q1 C 


16.40 


IQI4 

7 A T 


2Q - ?, COO. OO 


IQI2 


9,413,525 


2,974,381 


12,387,906 


l6.00 


1913 

y 


276,600.00 


191 1 


Q.OCO,8CO 


2,77l,l67 


1 1 ,822,017 


1 5 .00 


1012 


27"?. I CO. OO 

/ J' 1 ^) w.>-^-» 


IQIO 


8,489,200 


2,698,340 


11,187,540 


1 c.oo 


191 1 


IQ4,6'?Q.OO 


iqoQ 

y y 


7,675,905 


2,450,021 


10,125,926 


16.00 


IQIO 


l84,2QC. OO 
T ' 7J 


I908 


7.3I2.l6c 


2,680,490 


Q.QQ2 .6CC 


16.00 


IQOQ 


IQI .2QC.OO 


IQ07 


7,OQQ,OQO 


2,317,468 


Q, 317, 468 


14. CO 

TO 


I908 


I76,420.0C 


I906 


6.301,62c 


2.0Q3.820 


8.1Q7.4.4.C 


14. CO 

A T J v -' 


IQ07 


l67,320.00 


IQOC 


6,030, 185 


2,1 17,442 


8,147,627 


14.. CO 


I906 


TCI .'?20.00 


IQ04. 

7 T 


5,489,121 


2,206,172 


7,6QC,2Q3 


12. QO 
A 7 


IQOC 

y^o 


1 10,020.00 


IQ03 


C.I3C.I24. 


4,286,981 


6 422 IOC 
w._j , iw^ 


T I CO 


IQ04 


T I A *7*7O.O0 
1 T' / / 


iqo2 


4.762.66C 


1 ,74.4., 874. 

' / TT' / T 


6, C07.C1Q 


I2.00 


IQO"? 


7C270.00 


1 90 1 


4. 668 q8c 

i|. , www , J 


1,598,745 


6 26*7 T^O 


12 .OO 


I902 


70,600.00 


1900 


4 , 446 , 900 


I I "28 2*7 C 


C c8c T*7C 


1 1 .OO 


I9OI 


68, 100.00 


t 8qo 


J. 200 I*7C 


I T OO OA C 
' 1 W'^4j 


C "2QQ 220 


T I CO 


I9OO 


64,300.00 


1898 


4..I7C.C82 


I .7l8. CQI 




I4.OO 


i8qq 

x wyy 


59,000.00 


i8q7 


1.QQ7.Q7C 


I.IOA.16? 


C.302.I "*8 


I2.00 


1898 


71 ,000.00 


1896 


i,8q6.ocq 


1,245,245 


C, 141 ."J.OA 
O ' T ' w T 


I2.00 


i8q7 

u 7/ 


78,250.00 


i8qc 


■?.*7c6.QOO 


X.AAA .0/1*7 


c 201 .84. *7 


I2.00 


I896 


84,500.00 


t 8qa 


-7 6lQ C2C 


I C2Q 6*7C 


r T/io 200 


1 1 .OO 


i8qc 


66 iii 10 


i8q3 


"2 .4.3Q.Q7 C 


I . 6 AO q c 3 


5,989,928 


1 1 .OO 


1804 


71,166.66 


1892 


3.271.279 


1,504,170 


4,775,449 


IO.OO 


1893 


37,499-99 


1891 


3,I22,3CO 


1,771,373 


4,893,723 

T' 7J' / .J 


IO.OO 


l892 


42,333.32 


1890 


3,001,550 


i,857,777 


4.859.327 


IO.OO 


I89I 


48,666.66 


1889 


2,585.431 


I.453.3 01 


4.038,732 


8.4O 


189O 


52,500.00 


1888 


2,465,256 


1,501,530 


3,966,792 


8.5O 


I889 


56,000.00 


1887 


2,417,556 
2,383,055 


1,288,498 


3,706,054 


8.00 


1888 


57,500.00 


1886 


i.275,4 5 


3,658,460 


9-50 


l887 


55,500.00 


1885 


1 2,365,280 


1,130,863 


3,496,143 


9.OO 


1886 


47,500.00 


1884 


2,371,610 


1,135,215 
1,589,566 


3,506,825 


II.OO 


1885 


49,000.00 


1883 


2,259,855 


3,849,4" 


8.5O 


1884 


50,500.00 


1882 


2,228,330 


1,264,938 


3,493,268 


6.00 


I883 


49,000.00 


1881 


2,I2I,OwO 


807,159 


2,928,239 


7.20 


l882 


30,500.00 


1880 


1,991,880 


i,i33, 2 47 


3,125,127 


7.OO 


l88l 


31,750,00 


1879 


1,930,205 


418,904 
384,841 


2,349,109 


8.3O 


I88O 


39,424.80 


1878 


2,049,980 


2,434,821 


8.00 


1879 


42,424.00 


1877 


2,041,935 


34 '323 


2,382,258 


8.5O 


I878 


42,424.80 


1876 


2,108,462 


360,961 


2,469,423 


I2.00 


1877 


45,524.80 


i875 


2 : 0; 4, 850 


389,44! 


2,464,291 


IO.OO 


I876 


50,224.80 



I 9 I7J 



CHIEF OF POLICE REPORT. 1 49 



Report of Chief of Police. 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — Herewith I submit the annual report of the Police 
Department for the year ending December 31, 1917. 

Arrested or summoned to appear in court for the following offences : 



Males 139 

Females 3 



142 

Assault and battery , 3 

Adultery ........... 1 

Bastardy 3 

Breaking and entering 2 

Cruelty to animals 2 

Drunkenness .......... 36 

For officers of other places ......... 35 

Insane 4 

Intimidation .......... 1 

Larceny 5 

Non support of children 3 

Trespass 2 

Violating automobile law 40 

Violating liquor law ,2 

Violating Lord's day 13 

142 

Disposition of cases in lower court : 

Committed to State farm (Bridgewater) 1 

Committed to House of Correction ...... 1 

Committed to State Hospital (Danvers) 4 

Delivered to officers of other places 35 

Discharged by court 9 

Fined and paid 26 

Placed on file 22 

Placed on probation 8 

Released by Probation Officer 16 

Filed on payment of cost 20 



142 

Miscellaneous Work. 

Accidents and assistance rendered 67 

Assisted other officers ......... 48 

Attempted robbery .......... 1 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Ambulance calls for sickness and accidents 111 

Ambulance calls for drunkenness 35 

Ambulance responded to fire alarms ...... 27 

Buildings found open and secured 45 

Bicycles reported lost 6 

Bicycles returned to owner ........ 4 

Complaints ........... 606 

Cases of larceny reported 16 

Cases of breaking and larceny reported 8 

Defective streets and sidewalks 26 

Dead body found 1 

Disturbance suppressed without arrest ..... 11 

Dogs reported lost 39 

Dogs returned to owner or dog officer 30 

Fires put out by officers 4 

Horses found cast 7 

Intoxicated persons assisted home 8 

Lost children found and returned ...... 29 

Lights furnished for dangerous places ...... 27 

Lights reported out in streets 140 

Lights found burning in buildings 31 

Liquor raids made .......... 3 

Poles and trees reported on fire 29 

Water and gas leaks reported ....... 15 

Wires reported down ......... 7 

Value of property reported lost or stolen ..... $629 80 

Value of property recovered and returned 875 30 



Recommendations. 

The present electric driven ambulance is totally inadequate for the uses 
of the town, especially in cases where speed is one thing most desired in 
getting injured persons to a hospital or to a doctor. Not only is it slow 
moving, but it also lacks the power necessary to carry it any extra dis- 
tance. Many cases have occurred where it was desired that citizens be 
removed to out of town hospitals quickly and with comfort, and it has 
been necessary to decline to attempt the journey, not because of any lack 
of willingness on the part of the department, but because it is known 
that the machine would not be able to make the distance even at a slow 
rate of speed. In order to make even the present wagon available for 
extraordinary calls upon it, new batteries, costing in the neighborhood of 
$700, will be required. 

I therefore recommend that a motor driven ambulance, using gasoline 
instead of electricity, be obtained to replace the present ambulance or 
that a new chassis thus equipped be obtained and the present ambulance 
body be transferred thereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

U. M. CORSON, 
Chief of Police. 

Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 

\ 



191 7] SEALER WEIGHTS AND MEASURES' REPORT. 1 5 T 



REPORT OF 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

To the Board of Selectmen : 



Gentlemen, — I herewith submit my report from January 1, 1917, to 
January 1, 1918. 







Con- 




Not 




demned. 


Adjusted. 


Sealed. 


Platform scales sealed over 5,000 pounds . 


4 








Platform scales sealed under 5,000 pounds, 


30 








Comparting scales sealed . 


6 


1 


I 


I 


All other scales sealed . 


84 


I 


3 


3 


Slot personal sealed . 


6 


I 






Avoirdupois weights sealed 


206 








Capacity measure dry sealed . 


8 


3 






Capacity measure liquid sealed 


125 


10 


40 




Oil measuring pumps sealed 


20 


1 


3 


8 


Molasses measuring pumps sealed . 


2 








Liquid measures sealed . 


3 










494 


17 


47 


12 


Trial Weighing. 










Number 




Incorrect 


Commodity. 


Tested. 


Correct 


Under. 


Over. 


Dry groceries ...... 


749 


662 


36 




Sugar 


1,025 


1,025 






Flour in bags 


99 


61 


26 


12 


Butter print 


46 


46 






Meats 


II 


II 






Fruit and vegetables 


182 


142 


20 


20 


Bread 


123 


22 




IOI 


Milk jars tested 


76 


74 


2 




Gasoline and oil 


3 


3 






Coal in bags 


177 


177 






Wood in basket 


12 


12 








2,503 


2,235 


84 


184 



Number of certificates made out 114 

Inspection in stores outside of regular visits ... 68 

Inspection of hawkers and peddlers ..... 8 

Inspection of itinerant venders 5 

Inspection of junk dealers 6 



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[Dec. 31 



Inspection of coal certificates 
Inspection of ice dealers 
Violation of the law 



9 

6 



4 



Total amount received for above $42.54, which I turned over to the 
Town Treasurer, and for which I hold a receipt. 

The standard embraces the following : One avoirdupois balance, fifty 
pounds; one set of avoirdupois weights, sixteen divisions; drachms, one, 
two divisions; ounces, one-quarter, one-half, one, two, four, eight; 
pounds, one, two, four, five, ten, twenty-five, fifty; one set of liquid 
measures of five dimensions, one gill, one-half pint, one quart, two quarts, 
one gallon ; two graduating glasses, one two-ounce, one thirty-two ounce ; 
one dry measures of four dimensions; one quart, two quarts, one peck, 
one half bushel ; one yard measure ; working set, same as above, with ten 
fifty-pounds weights, one portable drill, one hand press, one sealing 
clamp, one pointer wrench, screwdriver, dies, wrenches, etc. 

I feel satisfied that the work accomplished has been for the protection 
of the public. It is the aim of this department to correct evils where they 
exist, and see that they continue corrected, without resorting to sensa- 
tional or radical means when they can be avoided and still retain the 
desired result; to protect the public from unscrupulous dealers or dealers 
not understanding the law. 

I wish to thank the town officials, the merchants and the public for the 
courteous manner in which I have been received in the discharge of my 
duty. 1 recommend the sealer's salary be the same as last year, $200.00; 
also recommend for books and printing, $35.00; for teaming and help, 
$30.00; for miscellaneous supplies, $31.00; a total of $296.00. 



Respectfully submitted, 



BENJAMIN A. MARTIN, 
Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



I 9 I 7] CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT. 



*53 



Report of Construction Committee, 
Sewerage Pumping Station. 



To the Inhabitants of the Toivn of Swampscott : 

Gentlemen, — At the annual town meeting in 191.7, under Article 67 of 
the warrant, the town voted to accept the report of the committee to investi- 
gate conditions at the sewerage pumping station, and as recommended by 
the finance committee their recommendations were adopted and $12,000 
appropriated for the purpose specified in their report. It was further 
stipulated in the vote that the Sewerage Board, Board of Selectmen and 
one other member to be appointed by the Moderator, be a committee to 
have charge- of the work. The seventh member appointed by the 
Moderator was Malcomb F. MacLean. The committee organized as 
follows : — Samuel M. Kehoe, Chairman, Clarence B. Humphrey, 
Secretary. 



The work proposed and new equipment to be installed having been 
planned for and reported upon, your committee duly advertised for bids 
with the following results : 



Work Proposed. 



Equipment. 

Bids opened June 15, 1917. 

Worthington 
Company 



Power and 
Equip. Co. 



Lynn Gas & 
Electric Co 



Fourteen-inch motor driven hor. 
centrif. pump, 4,500 gal. per 
minute 



$3>777 00 



Ten-inch motor driven hor. cen- 
trif. pump, 2,000 gal. per minute, 



$5,859 00 



1,610 00 



Four-inch x 6-inch single acting 
vertical triplex force pump 



680 00 




$1,008 90 



Twenty-five horse power 60 cycle 
motor . 



448 88 
195 5° 



Three horse power 60 cycle motor, 



$5> 8 59 00 $6,067 00 $1,653 28 



Bids accepted, Power & Equipment Co., their bid being in form as 
called for so that it could be subdivided. Contract awarded for one 14-inch 
pump and one 100 horse power motor. 



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[Dec. 31 



Concrete Pumping Station. 

Bids opened June 25, 1917. 

Concrete and 3-4 inch steel 

Excavation bars 
170 cu. yds. 4,000 lbs. 

27.50 $4,632 50 O.I2 $480 OO 

23.25 3,952 50 0.20 800 OO 

29.00 4,930 OO O.IO 4OO OO 

27.00 4,590 OO O.I2 480 OO 



Contractor 

D. D. Sheehan . 
M. McDonough . 
Scott Tuttle 
Abram French . 

Bid accepted, M. McDonough Company. 

Summary of Bids. 

Fourteen-inch pump .... 
Ten-inch pump 
Four-inch x 6-inch pump 
One hundred horse power 60 cycle motor 
Twenty-five horse power 60 cycle motor 
Three horse power 60 cycle motor 
Concrete pumping station 
Brick wall and masonry 
Iron hip skylight 
Miscellaneous details 



Totals. 

$5,112 00 
4,752 00 
5.350 00 
5,070 00 



$3,777 00 
1,610 OO 
680 OO 
1,008 90 
448 88 
195 5o 



$6,067 00 



1,653 28 

4,752 OO 
400 OO 
55o 00 
500 00 

$13,422 28 

From the summary of bids received it was at once apparent to your 
committee that all of the work as planned for could not be carried out, 
due to increased cost in labor and materials since the preliminary figures 
were obtained. The work, however, being of such a nature that public 
necessity required its completion practically in accordance with the report 
as submitted, your committee proceeded with the work, and under present 
contracts the basin is complete with all pipes for installing the three 
pumps. The 14-inch pump with 100 h. p. motor which are contracted 
for are now due to arrive on or about May 1, 191 8. 

The expenditures from the original appropriation are as follows : 



Amount appropriated .... 
Power and Equipment Co. . 
M. McDonough Co., contract 
M. McDonough Co., waterproofing . 
O. J. Markee, masonry 
George C. Blakely & Son, bricks 
Jay E. Day & Co., bricks . 
W. C. Whittredge & Co., lime and cement 
E. Ball & Son, contract 
E. Van Noorden & Co., skylight 
Water Department, pipe and fittings . 
Louis Bourneuf Corporation, valves . 
Advertising bids .... 
Builders' Iron and Steel Co., rods and bolt 
Miscellaneous labor, express, etc. 
The Lumsden & Van Stone Co. 



$12,000 00 



$789 98 
4,800 OO 
100 OO 
217 35 
37 50 
133 45 
11 70 
112 37 
550 00 
214 54 
18 57 
43 5o 
69 80 

28 53 
460 20 



$7,587 79 



Balance 



$4,412 21 



1917] 



CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT. 



*55 



Amounts Due on Contracts : 



M. McDonough . 
Power & Equipment Co. 
Lynn Gas & Electric Co, 



$ 74 65 
2,987 02 
1,008 90 



$4>o7o 57 



Net Balance 



$341 64 



The previous report being so clear and concise, it is not necessary to 
again touch upon the details of the system, but without the balance of the 
equipment the town would not obtain the efficiency and maintenance 
sought, and we therefore recommend that an additional appropriation of 
$3,500 be made to complete this work, the individual items being 
approximately as follows : — 

10" pump $1,610 00 

4^x6 "pump 68000 

25 h. p. motor 448 88 

3 h. p. motor 195 50 

Wiring 350 00 

Stairway 150 00 



We recommend that the amount, namely $3,500, be obtained by trans- 
fers from unexpended balances now standing to the credit of the Sewer 
Department for construction purposes. 



$3,434 38 



Respectfully submitted, 



SAMUEL M. KEHOE, Chairman, 
HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
GEORGE D. R. DURKEE, 
HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, Clerk. 



Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



i 5 6 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 3 1 



Park Commissioners' Report. 



To the Citizens of the Toivn of Swamflscott : 

Herewith is submitted the annual report of your Park Commissioners 
for the year ending December 31, 19 17. The board organized immediately 
after the town meeting, with the choice of Alfred F. Frazier, as chairman, 
Stuart P. Ellis, as secretary, and Perley C. Foss, as superintendent. 
Regular meetings have been held each Friday evening during the year. 
Special meetings have been held from time to time as occasion required, 
both at the town hall and upon the several park properties. 

rionument Avenue, 

The Monument avenue reservation continues to be the show reservation 
of the town. To keep it in proper shape demands much time and atten- 
tion. People little realize the extent of it and the care that is necessary. 
The increased cost of labor during the past two years makes the grass 
cutting item one of importance. To neglect the upkeep of this plot for 
one season would detract from the appearance of one of the best sections 
of the town and result in an increased cost for the next season. The area 
of this plot, the grass upon which has to be constantly cared for, is about 
1, 1-10 acres. There is also considerable shrubbery on this reservation, 
and this has to be gone over and prunned at least once in two years. The 
decorative plots in the lower section also need constant care. The work of 
replanting the large circular plot, which divides Elmwood road, was begun 
last year and should be continued this year. The old shrubs in this plot, 
set out when the reservation was originally laid out, have many of them 
died or are dying and must be replaced. There is much to do each year, 
for, if it is not one thing it is another, so that the expense of upkeep is 
about the same each year. 

Your commissioners are now in conference with some of the owners of 
real estate adjoining this property relative to the property lines, and it is 
likely that some additional expense may be incurred the present year for 
new fences and bounds. Your commissioners therefore recommend $700 
for Monument avenue. 

Paradise Road. 

The Paradise road playground owing to its being centrally located, 
constitutes one of the most important park reservations' Used by the 
smaller boys for baseball; by the High School for football; by all 
schools for all kinds of outdoor field athletics and for skating in the 
winter, is more generally used than any other of the park reservations. 
The flooding of the grounds for skating is one of the most important 
features. Through the cooperation of the Water Department, arrange- 



I917] PARK COMMISSIONERS' REPORT. 157 

ments have been made to flood on short notice and frequently. By this 
means good skating has been maintained whenever the weather was 
favorable. Hundreds of persons, both old and young, are on the ice day 
and evening, and the cost is very little when the number of people enjoy 
ing the sport are considered. Particular attention is paid to making the 
skating good, safe and as constant as possible. Extra electric lights have 
been installed through the cooperation of the Selectmen and extra police 
protection has been furnished. Early in the season, in response to urgent 
requests, it was unanimously decided by your commissioners to forbid 
hockey playing on the reservation ice, in order that the younger children 
and women might use the ice for skating in safety. 

During the coming season repairs will be necessary to the flooding 
arrangements, in order to stop the leaking out of the water around the 
flooding pipes, which causes the ice to settle and break up. Alterations 
must be made to the band stand, so that the lower part can be used for the 
storage of department equipment. Attention has to be given to the 
surface of the grounds each year, and here again the grass cutting becomes 
an important item. Additional rope and iron stakes must be secured the 
present year to replace equipment which is beyond use. We there- 
fore recommend $400 for this reservation. 

Blaney Beach. 

Blaney Beach, owing to the maintenance of the fishhouse building, 
which is located on this reservation, and the constant care and policing 
of the beach, which is necessary in summer, makes the appropriation 
expended here the largest of the park department budget. The pay of the 
superintendent and other administrative expenses are charged to this fund. 
Many repairs to the reservation building have beeu made the past year, 
but other repairs will have to be made the coming year. The building 
has been built some years, and each year is needing more attention. The 
shelters, which have been in existence ever since the reservation was laid 
out, are in poor shape and need attention. The bathing raft needs some 
repairs. It also must be calked, painted and put in the water in the spring 
and taken out in the fall. The iron fence along the stone wall needs 
painting at the opening of the summer season. For the maintenance of 
this reservation and the necessary work upon it, your commissioners 
recommend $1,200. While it may seem to some that this appropriation 
is a large one, it should be taken into consideration that from the reser- 
vation the town receives a revenue of over $300, no part of which the 
commission is allowed to use, but which reverts to the treasury of the 
town, thus making the park appropriation materially less than what 
appears upon the surface. 

Jackson Park. 

During the past year the commissioners have planted on the hillside of 
Jackson Park fifteen hundred white pine and five hundred Austrian pine 
trees of four years' growth. This stock was grown at the State nurseries 
and came especially recommended by the State Forester for growth in 
this locality. We have also added fifty Canadian hemlocks to the grove 
planted on the hillside in 1916. All of this planting appears to be in a 
thriving condition, and the commissioners are of the opinion that addi- 



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[Dec. 3 t 



tional trees should be set out from year to year, to the end that this reser- 
vation may eventually resume its former wooded character. 

The locker building at Jackson Park, for the use of athletic teams, has 
been doubled in size since 1916, and is now able to accommodate both 
home and visiting teams at the same time. It is unfortunate that adequate 
toilet accommodations are lacking in this building, but the Commis- 
sioners do not feel justified at this time in asking for a sufficient appro- 
priation to cover this expense. A blind drain along the eastern border 
of the ball field is greatly needed to care for the surface water near the 
locker building. This can be constructed at very slight expense, and will 
serve to enlarge the playing area and at the same time tend to drain off 
the surface water during the early summer. 

Phillips Park. 

The commissioners feel that this reservation should be made available 
for the use of the people for whom it was intended. Because of insuf- 
ficient appropriations it has been impossible to do this, or to fill and 
grade a really good field for athletic purposes. However, a start has been 
made in this direction and a considerable area was covered with cinders 
during the past summer, resulting in a fairly good surface ,\vhich was 
used by the boys for their games. It is hoped that in a short time still 
further improvements can be made on the field, in order that it may rank 
with the other playgrounds of the town. 

During the present winter the commissioners have arranged with 
various citizens to remove a large number of trees in the swamp on this 
reservation. 

This has served the double purpose of having the ground cleared of an 
undesirable growth, leaving the land clear and in good condition for 
future filling; and has also aided in relieving the local coal situation. 

The borders of this park should be properly enclosed with bound fences 
this year, in order that the property lines may be defined, and to aid in 
guarding the trees which are to be preserved by the commissioners near 
the back line of the reservation. 

The commissioners are of the opinion that all available material 
suitable for filling purposes, such as street cleanings, ashes, etc., should 
be deposited at Phillips park. The dumping and grading of this material 
could then be properly controlled by the Park department, a clean and 
unobjectionable surface maintained, and a large amount of filling spread 
at a minimum expenditure. 

We are mindful of the fact that the general expenses of the town must 
be reduced this year, and so have made the estimates for the department 
as low as possible. However, the general expense for upkeep averages 
about the same yearly, and it does not seem to be wise economy to neglect 
the ordinary work which is necessary to maintain the properties in their 
present condition. We therefore recommend $500. 



1917] 



PARK COMMISSIONERS REPORT. 



*59 



Appropriations. 

The amounts recommended for the Park department are therefore : 



Blaney Beach $1,20000 

Paradise Road 400 00 

Jackson Park 400 00 

Monument Avenue .... 700 00 

Phillips Park 500 00 

Water Rates . 200 00 

Sundries 300 00 

Total appropriation $3>7oo 00 



Respectfully submitted, 

ALFRED F. FRAZIER, 
STUART P. ELLIS, 
JAMES T. LYONS. 

Park Commissioners. 

Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



160 town documents. [Dec. 3 1 



Report of Water and Sewerage Board. 



Water Department. 

To the Citizens of Sivampscott : 

We herewith submit our annual report for the year, 1917. 

At the expiration of the financial year all of the water mains provided 
for at previous town meetings have been laid with three exceptions. At 
the last annual town meeting it was voted to lay a six-inch water main in 
Phillips circle when the street had been built. The street has not been 
completed and probably will not be until spring, consequently the laying 
of this pipe has been delayed temporarily. 

At the annual town meeting held in 1916 it was voted to lay a water main 
extension from Tupelo road, Galloupe's point, and $700 was appropriated 
for the work. There does not seem to be any possibility of making satis- 
factory arrangement regarding easements with the owners of the land, and 
we do not believe conditions there are such that the town would be justi- 
fied in taking the property. The bonds have been issued and we believe the 
money should be used for new extensions that may be needed elsewhere. 

At a special town meeting, September 29, 1916, a water main extension 
was petitioned for on Stimpson road. Bonds were issued and the pipe 
purchased and delivered on the street. We were then informed by the 
petitioners that they objected to having it put in, as they had decided that 
they did not need it. The pipe was removed to the yard and it will require 
a vote of the town before it can be used elsewhere. We believe, taking 
into consideration the high cost of material and other existing conditions, 
that the town should not extend water mains unless absolutely necessary, 
and that no bonds should be issued this year. We are confident that if 
the unexpended balances from last year's work, and the money that was 
appropriated and not used, is transferred to the emergency fund, the board 
will be able to take care of all emergencies for this year at least. 

We recommend that the unexpended appropriations and balances from 
Tupelo road, $700; Hillcrest circle, $11.53; Prospect avenue, $70.09; 
Aspen road, $500.73; Arbutus road, $24.15; Sargent road, $34.91 ; Stimp- 
son road, $460; Palmer avenue, $5.50; Millett road, $12.58; Buena Vista 
avenue, $84.50; Bellevue road, $527.64; Magnolia road, 189.15, a total of 
$2,620.78; be transferred to what is known as an emergency fund, to be 
drawn on b<y a recorded vote of the board upon proper petitions where 
inconvenience would be caused by having to wait for a town meeting. 

Relaying and extensions of mains, with cost, including gates and 
hydrants : 

Hillcrest circle, 150 ft. 6-in. pipe . . . $508 74 
Cedar Hill terrace, 350 ft. 6-in. pipe . . . 52875 
Aspen road, 866 ft. 6-in. pipe .... 1,675 15 



1917] 



WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD REPORT. 



161 



Prospect avenue, 370 ft. 6-in. pipe 
Arbutus road, 489 ft. 6-in. pipe • 
Sargent road, 249 ft. 6-in. pipe . 
Palmer avenue, 710 ft. 6-in. pipe 
Millett road, 200 ft. 6-in. 
Phillips circle (uncompleted) 
Manton road, 944 ft. 6-in. pipe . 
Phillips street and Claremont terrace, 

Pipe 

Orient court, 876 ft. 6-in. pipe . 
Buena Vista street, 490 ft. 6. in. pipe 
Bellevue road, 200 ft. 6-in. pipe . 
Magnolia road, 500 ft. 6-in. pipe 
Bradley avenue (teaming pipe) . 

Gates located as follows : 
Total December 31, 1916 
Added during 1917 

Total December 31, 1917 . 



956 ft 



6-in 



1,238 28 
1,082 22 

601 47 
1,144 50 

687 42 

5 35 
1,100 00 

1,400 00 
1,350 00 
1,215 50 
397 36 
1,410 85 
18 25 



439 
22 



$14,363 84 



461 



Hydrants located as follows 
Total December 31, 1916 
Added during 1917 

Total December 31, 191 7 



ii 

199 



Cost of meters to December 31, 1916 . 

Water meters purchased during year 1917, no 

Total cost to December 31, 1917 . 



Total services January 1 , 1917 
Services added during year, 
Services abandoned during the year, 

Total services December 31, 1917 



59 
7 



$17,206 65 
1,417 00 

$18,623 65 
1,873 



52 



$18,623 65 



1,925 



Inventory of Property December 31, 1917. 

Water Mains and Standpipe 
Land on Pine street . 
20,000 feet west of brook 
Ten acres, Thompson meadow 
Brick building, Pine street 
Work shop and garage 
Auto Truck 
Office Furniture 
2,057 Meters 
Stock on hand . 



$169,300 05 
5,000 00 
1, coo 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,500 00 
400 00 
500 00 
18,623 6 5 
6,200 00 



$207,523 70 



II 



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[Dec. 31 



Financial Statement for year ending December 31, 1917. 

Receipts. 

Cash on hand January 1, 1917 .... $2,051 47 
Water Rates, Services, etc. .... 50,115 77 

Interest on Deposits 141 78 

Accrued Interest on Bonds sold ... 59 76 

Sale of land on Pine street .... 3>i36 00 

$55,504 78 

Bonds issued (14th issue) 8,500 00 

Bonds issued (15th issue) ..... 4»5°° °° 

Unexpended Balances 1915 and 1916, including 

those transferred to the Emergency Fund . 6,572 98 6,572 98 



$75,077 76 

Expenditures. 
Metropolitan Assessment. 

Interest $7,903 52 

Maintainance 2,957 64 

Sinking Fund .... 1,406 18 

Serial Bonds 192 92 

$12,460 26 $12,460 26 



Debt Paid. 
Sinking Fund .... 
Sinking Fund interest 

Serial Bonds 

Serial Bonds interest 

Salaries 

Pay roll 

Cast iron pipe 

Cast iron fittings . . . 
Galvanized iron pipe, brass, pipe 
and fittings ..... 
Hydrants, gates, etc. 

Lead 

Lead kettle 

Meters, and meter parts . 

Meter basins 

Gasoline, auto supplies and repairs, 
Light and fuel .... 
Freight and express 

Telephone 

Printing and stationery . 

Surety bonds 

Use of team ..... 



$6,136 00 
5,250 00 
7,300 00 
3,676 00 

22,362 00 22,362 00 

175 00 
7.337 4° 
4.975 06 
361 07 

1,663 72 
1,194 56 

602 45 

167 54 
i.536 25 

109 94 

4*7 25 
61 20 

75 19 
115 89 

52 39 
35 00 
48 00 

18,927 91 



Amount carried forward, 



$53,750 17 



WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD REPORT. 



163 



Amount brought fortvard, 

Safety Deposit Vault 
Legal expense . 
Insurance 
Postage . 
Taxes 

Thawing pipes 
Water privilege 
Miscellaneous . 

Construction work (see table) 
Orient court (emergency fund) 



$53,75° 17 

7 50 
39 00 
19 75 
80 00 
19 60 
35 28 
5 00 
788 14 



$54*744 44 
M>3 6 3 8 4 
47 01 



Balance on hand 
Cash on hand 

Unexpended Balances 
Magnolia road 
Bellevue avenue 
Buena Vista street . 
Phillips circle . 
Millett road 
Palmer avenue 
Stimpson road 
Sargent road . 
Arbutus road . 
Aspen road 
Prospect avenue 
Galloupe's point 
Hillcrest circle 

Emergency Fund 



$69,155 2 9 



$760 34 

189 15 
527 64 
84 50 

994 65 
12 58 

5 50 
460 00 

34 9i 

2 4 15 
500 73 

70 09 
700 00 

n 53 



$5,922 47 
760 34 



3,615 43 
1,546 70 



$5,922 47 



Trial Balance. 

Debits. 



Accounts outstanding, January 1,1917, 
1917, Minimum Billing 
I 9 I 7» January Excess Billing 
1917, April Excess Billing 
I 9 I 7» Juty Excess Billing . 
1917, August Excess Billing 
1917, September Excess Billing 
1917, October Excess Billing 
1917, Additional Billing . 
1917, Maintenance 
1917, Service Pipe and Labor 



$5, 102 34 
24,001 48 

5,251 35 
966 64 

2,729 34 
1,048 83 
2,039 59 
6,736 17 
254 23 
8,845 75 
i,953 41 



$58,929 13 



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[Dec. 3 1 



Credits. 



Cash received 

Abatements ..... 

Shut offs 

Cancellations ..... 

Hydrant rental cancelled on recom- 
mendation of Finance Comm. and 
vote of the town .... 

Outstandings, December 31, 1917 



$5o,n5 77 



$71 81 
88 00 
5i7 13 



676 94 



1,820 00 
6,316 42 



Water Bonds and Notes Issued to January 1, 1917. 



First Issue, Acts of 1898 
Second Issue, Acts of 1898 
Third Issue, Acts of 1898 . 
Fourth Issue, Acts of 1898 
Fifth Issue, Acts of 1909 
Sixth Issue, Acts of 1912 . 
Seventh Issue, Acts of 1912 
Eighth Issue, Acts of 1912 
Ninth Issue, Acts of 1912 . 
Tenth Issue, Acts of 1912 . 
Eleventh Issue, Acts of 1912 
Twelfth Issue, Acts of 1912 
Thirteenth Issue, Acts of 1912 
Fourteenth Issue, Acts of 1912 
Fifteenth Issue, Acts of 191 2 



$100,000 00 
20,000 00 
20,000 00 
10,000 00 
90,000 00 
8,000 00 
1,300 00 
1,100 00 
3,000 00 
2,000 00 
6,000 00 
5,600 00 
6,500 00 
8,500 00 
4,500 00 



Water Bonds and Notes Paid. 

Fifth Issue $24,000 00 

Sixth Issue 2,500 00 

Seventh Issue 500 00 

Eighth Issue 400 00 

Ninth Issue 2,000 00 

Tenth Issue 1,500 00 

Eleventh Issue 3,00000 

Twelfth Issue 600 00 

Thirteenth Issue 500 00 



Total Bonds outstanding 
Less Sinking Fund 



Net Water Debt 



$162,484 27 



1 91 7] WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD REPORT. 



Water Bonds and Notes due in 1918. 



Fifth Issue $3,000 oo 

Sixth Issue 500 00 

Seventh Issue 100 00 

Eighth Issue ........ 100 00 

Ninth Issue 500 00 

Tenth Issue 500 00 

Eleventh Issue 1,500 00 

Twelfth Issue 500 00 

Thirteenth Issue 500 00 

Fourteenth Issue 500 00 

Fifteenth Issue 500 00 



$8,200 00 

SAMUEL M. KEHOE, 
GEORGE D. R. DURKEE, 
HAROLD ENHOLM, 

Water and Sewer Commissioners. 



1 66 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Report of Trustees of Sinking Fund for Water Department. 

In compliance with Chapter 293, Acts of 1898, we submit herewith our 
report for the year 1917. 



Amount in Fund, December 31, 1916 



$79,645 63 



Receipts. 

From Water Department (2 per cent) 
From sale of land on Pine street 
Interest $30,000 Swampscott 3^ per cent, 1 year 
Interest $ 800 Swampscott 4^ per cent, 6 mos 
Interest $ 700 Swampscott 4^ percent, 6 mos 
Interest $1,000 Swampscott 4 per cent 1 year 
Interest $2,000 Swampscott 3^ per cent, 1 year 
Interest $5,000 Reading 4^ per cent, 1 year 
Interest $3,000 Ipswich 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $1,000 Amesbury 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $1,000 Gt. Barrington4 percent, 1 year 
Interest $1,000 Attleboro 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $2,000 Attleboro 3^ per cent, 1 year 
Interest $ 500 Milton 3^ per cent, t year 
Interest $3,000 New Bedford 3^ per cent, 1 year 
Interest $2,000 Ipswich 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $1,000 Ipswich 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $3,000 Lynn 4 per cent, 1 year . 
Interest $1,000 Lynn 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $1,000 Lynn 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $5,000 Revere 4 per cent, 1 year . 
Interest $1,000 Haverhill 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $1,000 W. Springfield 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $1,000 Cambridge 3^ per cent, 1 year 
Interest $3,000 Cambridge 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $2,000 E. Newton 4 per cent 1 year 
Interest $1,000 Arlington 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $2,000 W. Springfield 4 percent, 1 year 
Interest $2,000 Quincy 34 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $1,000 Peabody 4 per cent 1 year 
Interest $1,000 Pittsfield 3^ per cent, 1 year 
Interest $4,000 Belmont 4 per cent, 1 year 
Interest $ 500 Swampscott 3^ per cent, 1 year 
Interest $2,500 Swampscott 3^ per cent, 6 mos. 
Interest $1,000 Clinton 34 per cent, 6 mos. 

Interest on Deposits in Security Trust Co. 



Gain on Bonds 



$3 ,000 

1,050 
18 

15 
40 
70 

225 

120 
40 
40 
40 

70 
17 

105 
80 
40 

120 
40 
40 

200 
40 
40 

35 
120 
80 
40 
80 
70 
40 

35 
160 

17 
50 
i7 



00 
00 
00 
00 

75 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

50 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

50 
00 

50 



3,000 00 
3,136 00 



I96 2t 
IO 63 



$88,988 55 
122 IO 



$89,110 65 



I 9 I 7] WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD REPORT. 



167 



Expenditures. 
Premium one 4 per cent, City of 

Cambridge Bond ... $9 -50 

Premium one 4 per cent, Town of 

Belmont Bond .... 10 00 



Accrued interest, one 3^ per cent, 

Swampscott Sewer Bond (4 m. 

5 d.) . . . ) . $6 08 

Accrued interest, one 4 per cent City 

of Cambridge (3 m. 26 d.) . 12 89 

Accrued interest, one 3d per cent, 

City of Cambridge (2 m. 26 d.) . 8 36 

Accrued interest, one 3^ per cent, 

Town of Clinton (1 m. 9d.) . 3 79 

Accrued interest, one 4 per cent, 

Town of Belmont (4 m. 13 d.) . 14 78 

Accrued interest, five 4 per cent, 

Town of Swampscott (3 m. 17 d.), 2972 



$19 30 



75 62 

94 92 

$89,015 73 



Sinking Fund Investment. 

Registered. 
Twenty-five $1,000 Swampscott Water 3^ percent 

due 1928 $25,000 00 



Ten $500 Swampscott Water 3^ per cent due 1928, 5,000 00 
Two $500 Swampscott Water 4 per cent due 

1927-28 1,000 00 

Seven $100 Swampscott Water 4^ per cent due 

1916-24 . 700 00 

Two $1,000 Swampscott Sewer 3^ per cent due 

1921-23 . 2,000 00 

Five $1,000 Reading M. E. L. R. 4^ percent due 

1923-27 5,000 00 

Two $1,000 Ipswich C. F. S. 4 per cent due 

1926-27 . . 2,000 00 

One $1,000 Ipswich E. C. 4 per cent due 1928 . 1,000 00 

Three $1,000 Revere School 4 per cent due 1924, 3,000 00 

Eight $250 Revere School 4 per cent due 1920-27, 2,000 00 
One $3,000 New Bedford Sewer 3^ per cent due 

1928 3,000 00 

One $2,000 Lynn Water 4 per cent due 1927 . 2,000 00 

One $1,000 Lynn Water 4 per cent due 1922 . 1,000 00 

Two $1,000 Lynn Sewer 4 per cent due 1927 2,000 00 

One $1,000 Pitts fie Id Sewer 3^ per cent due 1922, 1,000 00 

Two Quincy Water 3^ per cent due 1922-28 . 2,000 00 

One $ 1, 000 Cambridge street 3^ per cent due 1925, 1.000 00 



1 68 town documents. [Dec. 31 

Coupon. 

One $1,000 Liberty Bond 4 per cent due 1942 . $1,000 00 

Three $500 Liberty Bonds 4 per cent due 1942 . 1,500 00 

One $500 Swampscott Sewer 3^ per cent due 1919, 500 00 
Five $500 Swampscott Sewer 4 per cent due 

I 93°~34 ....... 2,500 00 

Three $1,000 Belmont Water 4 per cent due 1926, 3,000 00 

One $1,000 Belmont E. L. 4 per cent due 1928 . 1,000 00 
Three $1,000 Cambridge Water 4 per cent due 

1924 ........ 3,000 00 

One $1,000 Clinton General 3^ per cent due 1930, 1,000 00 

One $1,000 Amesbury Water 4 per cent due 1924, 1,000 00 

One $1,000 Arlington Water 4 per cent due 1924, 1,000 00 

Three $1,000 Ipswich Water 4 per cent due 1924, 3,000 00 
One $1,000 Gt. Barrington Water 4 per cent due 

1923 1,000 00 

One $1,000 Haverhill School 4 per cent due 1926, 1,000 00 

One $500 Milton P. L. 3^ per cent due 1921 . 500 00 
Two $1,000 W. Springfield Ref. 4 per cent due 

1928 . . . 2,000 00 

One $1,000 West Springfield Water 4 per cent 

due 1929 1,000 00 

One $1,000 Attleboro 4 per cent due 1926 . . 1,00000 
Two $1,000 Attleboro Water 3^ per cent due 

1935 » 2 >°°o 00 

One $1,000 Peabody Sewer 4 per cent due 193 1 . 1,000 00 

Two $1,000 Newton Water 4 per cent due 1924 . 2,000 00 

$30,000 00 



Cash in Security Trust Co. (Book 1018) . 315 73 



$89,015 73 



SAMUEL M. KEHOE, 
GEORGE D. R. DURKEE, 
HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 



Water and Sewer Commissioners. 

Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



1 9 1 7 J WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD REPORT 



169 



Sewer Department. 



The Eastern Trunk Sewer construction was held up for a long time on 
account of the death of the owner of the principal part of the estate 
through which it was to pass, and as this sewer was of no immediate value 
to any person we felt that we should exert every effort possible with the 
trustees and owners to procure easements across the property, without 
expense to the town, as had been verbally agreed to before the town voted 
to construct the sewer. But after a great amount of correspondence and 
personal interviews we were unable to make any satisfactory arrangements, 
and there seemed to be no way to carry out the vote of the town, only to 
make a taking of the land required, which we did, and the contract was 
let and the work is being done at the present time. 

Sewers have been constructed in Greenwood avenue, Greenwood terrace, 
Humphrey street, Hillcrest circle, Banks road, Essex street, Roy street, 
Lodge road, Cedar Hill terrace and Bay View avenue this year. 

A new safe, the proper size and shape for sewer plans, which provides 
a suitable shape for keeping the plans flat in properly indexed drawers, has 
been purchased, thus giving access to whatever plan is required at a 
moment's notice. 

The sewer plans are incomplete at this time, although we had expected 
to have them completed last year. We are informed that they will be com- 
plete very soon. 

We recommend an appropriation of $7,000 for sewer maintenance and 
$800 for particular sewers. 



Financial Statement for Year Ending December 31, 1917. 



Receipts. 



Maintenance 

Particular sewers .... 
General Account and Bonds issued . 
Contingent Fund (to cover overdraft 



$7,000 00 
800 00 
18,500 00 



on Marshall street drain) 



7i 58 



Unexpended Balances : 
Greenwood avenue (1914) 
King street (1914) 
Humphrey street (1914) 
Mudge brook culvert (1915) 
Eastern Trunk sewer (1916) 
Cedar Hill terrace (1916) 
Bay View avenue 



268 13 
19,925 00 

3'!9 6 3° 
3,488 00 



$8 00 
138 82 



9 62 



27*033 8 7 



$53>4°5 45 



Expenditures. 



Maintenance 
Particular sewers 



$6,356 71 
2 34 15 



Amount carried forward, 



$6,590 86 
$6,590 86 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



Amount brought forward, 



$6,590 86 



Construction (see tables) 

Hillcrest circle (1917) 
Greenwood avenue (1917) 
Greenwood terrace (1917) 
Roy street (1917) . . 
Lodge road (1917) 
Banks road (1917) 
Essex street sewer (1917) 
Thomas and Shaw roads (1917) 
Humphrey street (1917) uncomp 
Cedar Hill terrace (1917) . 
Bay View avenue (1917) . 
Eastern Trunk sewer (1917) 
Marshall street, drain (1917) 



$305 45 
i,57i 29 
2,387 07 
M76 75 
373 64 
379 02 
829 31 
i,7i5 73 
3,5i4 72 
1,773 60 
2,849 44 
1,094 So 
1,071 58 



$19,342 40 



Unexpended Balances. 

Maintenance (reverting to town) . $643 29 
Particular sewers (reverting to town), 565 85 



$1,209 H 



Hillcrest circle (1917). 


$44 55 


Greenwood avenue (1917) • 


436 7i 


Greenwood terrace (1917) 


612 93 


Roy street (1917) 


• 2,023 25 


Lodge road (1917) 


326 36 


Banks road (1917) 


70 98 


Essex street (1917). . 


620 69 


Humphrey street (1917) 


744 9° 


Thomas road drain (1917) 


84 27 


Cedar Hill terrace (1917) . 


1,422 70 


Bay View avenue (191 7) 


• 638 56 


Eastern Trunk sewer (1917) 


. 18,830 20 


King street (1914) 


138 82 


Mudge Brook culvert (1915) 


268 13 



$26,263 05 



Construction Tables. 

Hillcrest Circle. 

147 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe at $1 . . . . $H7 00 

15 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe at 75c .... n 25 

12 cu. yds., rock excavation at $7.85 ... 9420 

1 manhole 50 00 

Sewer pans 3 00 



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I 7 I 



Greenwood Terrace. 
330 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe at 90c. 
140 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe at 80c. 
181 cu. yds. rock excavation at $9.25 
2 manholes at $67.50 
1 flush manhole . . 
Inspection 
Advertising bid . 
Sewer pans 
Water department 



Greenwood Avenue. 
334 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe at 90c. 
82 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe at 60c 

1 io£ cu. yds. rock excavation at $9 . 

2 manholes at $60 ...... 

Extra work (31 cu. yds. excavation for reloca- 
tion) at $1 



Less manhole frames 



Smith Iron Foundry 
Sewer pans 
Water department 
Inspection . 
Advertising bid . 



Roy Street. 
446 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe at $1 
72 lin. ft. 5 in. vit. pipe at 60c. 
68 cu. yds. rock excavation at $7.80 
3 manholes at $60 
1 flush manhole . 
Extra work (124 ft. water pipe trench) 



Less manhole 



Inspection 
Advertising bid 
Water department 
Sewer pans 
Smith Iron Foundry 



$297 00 
112 00 
1,674 25 
135 00 
70 50 
60 00 
22 60 
9 OO 
6 72 



$300 60 
49 20 
1,003 5° 
120 00 

31 00 

$1,504 30 
28 00 

$1,476 30 
28 00 
6 00 

19 09 

20 00 

21 90 



$446 OO 

43 20 
530 40 
180 00 
65 00 
37 20 

$1,301 80 
60 00 

$1,241 80 

11 68 
21 90 

129 37 

12 00 
60 00 



$2,387 07 



$i,.S7i 29 



$i,476 75 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Lodge Road. 

300 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe at 55c. . . . $165 00 

60 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe at 55c 33 00 

1 manhole ........ 65 00 

1 flush manhole 70 00 

Extra work 4 80 

$337 80 

Less 1 trap ........ 4 00 



$333 80 
21 90 

6 00 

7 94 
4 00 

$373 64 

Banks Road Sewer. 



40 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe at $1.00 . . . $40 00 

24 lin. ft. 5-in, vit. pipe at 60c 14 40 

31 cu. yds. rock excavation at $8.00 . . . 248 00 

1 flush manhole 60 00 

Extra work (invest old manhole) ... 7 50 

$369 90 

Less manhole ....... 14 00 

$355 90 

Smith Iron Foundry 14 00 

Water Department 9 12 

$379 02 

Essex Street Sewer. 

325 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe at $1.40 . . . $455 00 

256 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe at 60c. . . . 153 60 

8 cu. yds. rock excavation at $4.00 ... 32 00 

Extra work (excavation of relocation) . 19 00 

i manhole 60 00 

1 flush manhole 65 00 



$784 60 

Less manhole frames and traps ... 32 00 



$752 60 

Smith Iron Foundry 32 00 

Advertising bid 3° 4° 

Inspection 3 33 

Sewer pans 6 00 

Water Department 4 9$ 

$829 31 



Advertising bid . 
Sewer pans 
Water department 
Smith Iron Foundrv 



1917] 



WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD REPORT. 



73 



Bay View Avenue Sewer (Commenced in 1916, 

298 lin. ft. 8-in. vit. pipe at $1.25 
182 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe at $1.00 
84 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe at .75 . 
247 cu. yds. rock excavation at $8.00 
3 manholes at $60.00 
1 flush manhole .... 
Water Department .... 

Eastern Trunk Sewer (uncompleted). 
M. McDonough Co. (on account of contract) 
Town Counsel (cost of taking easements) . 
Advertising bid 



Humphrey Street Sewer (uncompleted). 
M. McDonough Co. (on account of contract) 

Inspection 

Advertising bid 

Sewer pans 

Water Department 

Cedar Hill Terrace Sewer. (Commenced in 
1916, finished in 1917). 

James T. Lyons (balance on contract) 

Sewer pans 

Philbrook & Pope 

Water Department ...... 

James T. Lyons (lowering part sewer construc- 
tion) 



Thomas Road and Shaw Road Drain 
472 lin. ft. 20-in. pipe at $1.70 . 
32 lin. ft. 20-in. vit. pipe at 75c. . 
2 parch basin at $68.50 
5 manholes at $70 .... 
Extra work (cleaning old drain) 



Less manhole frames 
Less catch-basins . 



Smith Iron Foundry 
Inspection and labor 
Advertising bids . 



$56 00 
48 00 



Finished in 1917). 

$372 50 
182 00 
6 3 00 
1,976 00 
180 00 
65 00 
10 94 



$1,000 00 

61 50 

33 30 



$3,400 00 

55 98 
44 80 

6 00 

7 94 



$i»727 95 
10 00 

5 20 

6 81 



23 64 



$972 40 
24 00 
137 00 
350 00 
154 10 

$1,637 50 



104 00 

.533 50 
104 00 

56 33 
21 90 



$2,849 44 



$1,094 80 



$3.5H 72 



$1,773 60 



$i,7i5 73 



i74 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec 31 



Marshall Street Drain. 
35 cu. yds. concrete at $26 
500 lbs. steel at 12c. 
Extra work on manhole 
Inspection . 
Advertising bid . 
Sand, stone and cement 



Sewer Debt. 
Total Sewer Debt, January 1, 191 7 
Bonds Issued during year 1917 . 



$910 00 
60 00 
6 00 
40 00 
20 50 
35 08 



$242,750 00 
6,500 00 



$1,071 58 



$249,250 00 

Bonds paid during year 1917 .... 14,650 00 

Total sewer debt, December 31, 1917 . . . $234,600 00 
Decrease during year ...... 8,150 00 



SAMUEL M. KEHOE, 
GEORGE D. R. DURKEE, 
HAROLD G. ENHOLM. 

Water and Sewer Commissioners . 



Brooks and Drains. 

At the last annual town meeting it was voted that the Brooks and 
Drains should be cared for by the Sewer Department, and $300 was 
appropriated for their care. 

Although it is a known fact that the town brooks and drains, many of 
them, are in bad condition, and would require an expenditure of a large 
sum of money to put them in proper condition, the work should be 
deferred for a time, but it will have to be done in the near future. After 
careful consideration of the high cost of material and conditions generally 
we do not think the town should take the matter seriously this year. We 
recommend an appropriation of $300 to remove obstructions and care 
for emergencies that may occur. 

Cleaning Brooks. 

Appropriation $300 00 

$300 00 

Expended ........ $259 52 

Balance 40 48 

$300 00 



SAMUEL M. KEHOE, 
GEORGE D. R. DURKEE, 
HAROLD G. ENHOLM. 



Water and Sewer Commissioners . 

Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



I917] BUILDING INSPECTOR'S REPORT. I 7 5 



Building Inspector's Report 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

Your Building Inspector herewith submits his second annual report. 

Estimated cost 



Number of permits issued 
Permits for moving buildings 
Permits for new buildings 
Permits for remodeling 
Permits for garages . 



of Construction 

IOI 
I 

36 $199,900 CO 

28 35.520 OO 

36 112,157 OO 



Total $348,157 00 

All hotels within the town have been thoroughly inspected, and proper 
returns made to the State. 

All elevators have been inspected and returns made to State. 

Six elevator operators have been examined, and their licenses approved. 

Five new elevator operators' licenses were also issued. 

Number of inspections, 150. 

In addition your Building Inspector has received and attended to many 
complaints regarding building in the town under construction or repair. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. E. MORRISON, 



Swampscott, January 1, 1918. 



Building Inspector. 



176 



rOW N DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Honor Roll of Swampscott Men 

IN THE 

United States Military or Naval Service 
World War, 191 7 



Published by order of the Board of Selectmen from a list 
prepared by the Soldiers' Information Bureau of the Swampscott 
Committee on Public Safety. 



Abbott, Leon E. 

15th Co., 4th Batt. Depot Brigade, Ayer. 

Abbott, Vincent R. 

Office Workers' Co. No. i. 

Adams, I. Murray 

Casualty Section, U. S. Ambulance Corps. 



Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Seaman. 
Sergeant. 



Ambye, Christian S. 

Batt. B, 301st, L. F. A. 

Anderson, Arvid 

Aviation Section, Signal Corps. 

Arribea, Michael 

U. S. S. Rhode Island. 

Barnes, Roland C. 

Bugler, Band, i02d, Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Beadle, Harvey H. Corporal. 

55th Aero Squadron, Signal Corps. 

Blaney, Frank W. Machinist's Mate ist CI. 

u. S. S. C. 255. 

Bolinder, Elmer R. Asst. Dental Surgeon. 

Base Hospital Unit 44. 

Boston, John A. Seaman. 

U. S. S. Nebraska. 



I917] HONOR ROLL. 177 

Brennan, Walter A. Private. 

Batt. C, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Brown, Edward Lawrence Private. 

15th Co., 4th Batt., Depot Brigade, Ayer. 

Brown, John (Bonnetti) Private. 

8th Co., 5th Regt., U. S. Regular Army, Am. Ex. Force. 

Bruggink, Dick Private, 1st CI. 

Co. I, 401st Motor Train. 

Bucknam, Frank W. Corporal. 

Co. F, 14th Engineers (Railway) Am. Ex. Force. 

Bunting, William M. Batt. Serg. Major. 

War Risks Ins. Dept. N. E. Dept. 

Burk, Frank L. Private. 

U. S. Naval Aviation Corps. 

Burke, George E. 1st Lieutenant. 

Batt. E, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Burkhart, Harry Private. 

Co. C, 49th Infantry. 

Byron, Louis Musician. 

U. S. Navy. 

Cahoon, Harry E. 2d Lieutenant. 

101st Field Artillery, Unassigned. 

Canzi, Tony Private. 

49th U. S. Infantry. 

Caproni, Leo F. Private. 

31st Co. C. A. C. 

Carroll, Charles H. Private. 

15th Squadron Aviation Section, Signal Corps. 

Carroll, James D. Seaman, 1st CI. 

U. S. S. America. 

Catino, Joseph Private. 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. 

Choate, Roland H. Captain. 

Supply Co., I02d Field Art. Am. Ex. Force. 

Ciancone, Alphonse Private. 

Co. E, 23d U. S. Infantry. 

Clark, Charles Private. 

U. S. Marine Corps. 

12 



178 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3 1 

Clark, Everett H. Private. 

328th Infantry. 

Colclough, Wilfred G. Lance Corporal. 

1st Quebec Regt., Can. Ex. Force. 

Connell, Charles Raymond Coxswain. 

U. S. S. Georgia. 

Cook, Donald S. Corporal. 

Medical Dept., Recruiting Station. 

Cooney, Charles H. Sergeant Overseer. 

Quartermaster's Dept., U. S. A. 

Cooper, James F. Lieutenant. 

Royal Army Medical Corps, British Ex. Force. 

Corain, Joseph Nicholas ■ Private. 

Base Hospital, Ayer. 

Coville, Aaron B. Fireman, 2d CI. 

U. S. S. Virginia. 

Coville, Lawrence B. Private. 

Batt. F, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Crowell, Charles M. Seaman 1st CI. 

U. S. S. Georgia. 

Crowley, John Private. 
U. S. Coast Guard. 

Curtis, Paul C. Musician 1st CI. 

Band, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Curtis, William R. Cook. 

Supply Co., 101st Field Art. Am. Ex. Force. 

Dedrick, Clifford S. Private. 

Headquarters' Co., 328th Infantry. 

Oejio, Dominick Private. 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. 

Devitt, Raymond E. Private istCl. 

Batt. K, 6th Regt., C. A. C, Am. Ex. Force. 

DeVeau, Ira F. Private. 

Headquarters' Co., 328th Infantry. 

Doane, George Vivian Private 1st CI. 

Wagon Co. C, Supply Dept., Q. M. Corps. 

Doane, Mortimer H. Sergeant. 

Headquarters' Co., I02d Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 



[917] HONOR ROLL. 179 

Doherty, James Warren Private 1st CI. 

Batt. D, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Durkee, Frank C. Private 1st CI. 

Batt. C, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Durkee, H. Allen Wireless Operator. 

Headquarters' Co., 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Eastman, Charles E. Private. 

Batt. D, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Eastman, Frederick C. Corporal. 

Supply Co., 101st Field Art., Discharged. 

Eastman, Harry W. Private. 

Batt. D, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Eastman, William A. Private. 

Batt. D, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Edgerly, Lloyd I. Chief Bosn's Mate. 

U. S. Naval Reserve School. 

Edmunds, Norman Private. 

Medical Dept., 101st Engineers, Am. Ex. Force. 

Edwards, Hamilton Asst. Paymaster. 

U. S. Naval Reserve, Charlestown Navy Yd. 

Elderkin, William H. Private. 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. 

Estes, Roy C. Private. 

Office Workers' Co., Q^. M. Corps. 

Fairbanks, Ralph E. Seaman. 

U. S. S. America. 

Fiori, Mais Private. 

U. S. Regular Army. 

Fitzpatrick, James J. - Private. 

28th Co., C. A. C. 

Flagg, E. Stanley Private. 

2d Co., Ordnance Dept., U. S. A. 

Flint, Aldis E. Private. 

Q; M. Corps, Remount Depot, Aver. 

Flynn, David T. Private. 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. 

Frazier, Alfred N. Private 1st CI. 

Batt. E, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 



I St) TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3 I 

Frost, Karl Melvin Private. 

U. S. Coast Guard. 

Gallagher, Francis M. Machinist's Mate. 

U. S. S. Virginia. 

Girardin, Victor Private. 
Batt. E, 55th Artillery. 

Gleason, Randolph W. Private. 

Medical Corps, Reg. Army, Base Hospital. 

Hadley, Albert H. Private. 

U. S. Marine Corps, U. S. S. No. Carolina Detachment. 

Hammond, John N. Regt. Supply Sergeant. 

Supply Co., 101st Field Art. Am. Ex. Force. 

Hanley, Archie L. Private. 

Medical Dept., U. S. A. 

Hanley, Roland Private. 
Aviation Dept., Signal Corps. 

Hardy, Leslie M. Private. 

Q. M. Corps, C. A. C. 

Hastings, Abner H. Electrician Sergt. 

C. A. School, Fortress Monroe. 

Hatch, Wesley B. Corporal. 

Co. G, 326th Infantry. 

Hawes, Alfred C. Seaman. 

U. S. S. Kearsarge. 

Heath, J. Andrew, Jr. 2d Lieutenant. 

Signal Corps (Aviation). 

Hegarty, James A. Musician. 

U. S. S. Georgia. 

Higgins, J. Frank Private. 

Supply Co., 101st Field Art., Discharged. 

Hill, Harold A. Private. 

4th Co., C. A. C. 

Hobbs, Stafford B. Musician. 

Band, 5th Regt., U. S. M. C, Am. Ex. Force. 

Hodges, Gilbert M., Jr. Major. 

Adj. General's Reserve Corps. 

Hoeg, Claude D. Private 1st CI. 

Batt. D, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 



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Hoeg, Gordon T. Seaman 2d CI. 

U. S. Naval Reserve. 

Holland, Edward L. Private 1st CI. 

Aviation Hospital Corps. 

Holland, John J. Private. 
Q. M. Dept., U. S. A. 

Hooper, Samuel Chief Comm. Steward. 

U. S. S. America. 

Howland, Raymond L. Private. 

Batt. A, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Huff, Fred E. Seaman 1st CI. 

Div. 3, Sec. 4, Naval Reserve. 

Huguley, Arthur W. 2d Lieutenant. 

Headquarters' Co., C. A. C. 

Hunt, Reginald S. Corporal. 

Headquarters' Co., i02d Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Hussey, Irvin K. Private 1st CI. 

Batt. C, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Hyde, Russell N. Ensign. 

U. S. Naval Reserve Flying Corps, Am. Ex. Force. 

Ingalls, Horace B. 1st Lt. and Adjt. 

S2d Telegraph Batt., Signal Corps, Am. Ex. Force. 

Jackson, Willard P. Sergeant. 

Supply Co., 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Jager, William E. Sergeant. 

Batt. D, 21st U. S. Field Art. 

Jeffries, John Amory 1st Lieutenant. 

302d Infantry. 

Jenkins, Earl E. Plumber and Fitter. 

U. S. Receiving Ship at Boston. 

Jenkins, Raymond B. Electrician 3d CI. 

U. S. S. Charleston. 

Johnson, Robert K. 2d Lieutenant. 

Medical Corps, U. S. A., Am. Ex. Force. 

Johnson, Thomas C. Corporal. 

Batt. C, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Jones, Alfred B. Army Field Clerk. 

Judge Advocate's Office, N. E. Dept. 



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Jordan, James J. . Private ist CI. 

Motor Car Div., M. Dept. 

Kain, John J. Chief Petty Officer. 

U. S. Coast Guard, New Orleans. 

Kain, Joseph Electrician 2d CI. 

U. S. S. Mt. Vernon. 

Kain, William P. 2d. Lieutenant. 

Wissahickon Barracks. 

Keating, Franklin Henry Private. 

53d Aero Squardron 

Kehoe, E. Marshall Private. 

Co. D, 14th Engineers (Railway). 

Kehoe, Miss Martha Nurse. 

National Red Cross. 

Kehoe, S. Blaine Private. 

U. S. M. C, U. S. S. No. Carolina Detachment. 

Kehoe, Walter Lawrence Private. 

15th Co., 4th Batt., Ayer. Discharged. 

Keyes, Benjamin P. Private ist. CI. 

328th Field Hospital. 

Kezer, Charles Evans Private. 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. 

Kinney, Robert Bruce Private. 

Clerical Workers' Co., No. 2, Q. M. Department, Jacksonville. 

Knowlton, T. Austin Private. 

U. S. Cavalry. 

Laxton, Ira R. Private ist CI. 

Batt. A, 103d Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Leawood, Philip Private. 

Rec. Co. 6, Q. M. Corps, Jacksonville. 

Lee, John T. Private. 

Headquarters. Co., 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

LeGallee, Norman E. Yeoman. 

Naval Radio School, Cambridge. 

Linden, Frederick E. Private. 
Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. Discharged. 

Lindsey, Ralph I. Private. 

Batt. C, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 



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183 

Private. 



Loguercio, Stephen L. 

Medical Corps, 49th Infantry. 
Lynch, Henry A. Private. 

Financial Department, Aviation Section, Signal Corps. 

Manchino, Amri Corporal. 

Co. C, 6th U. S. Engineers. 

Mandino, Emilio Private. 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. 

Mansfield, Lloyd L. Sergeant. 

Co. A, 504th Engineers (Service) Am. Ex. Force. 

Mansfield, Peter Private. 

328th Infantry. 

Martin, Albert R. Chief Mechanic. 

Supply Co., 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Martin, James Leroy 

Medical Dept., U. S. A. 

Martino, Dominick' 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. 

Masso, George 

Batt. A, 12th Field Art. 

Mattero, Joseph 

Regular Army. 

McDonough, John H. 

Q. M. Corps, U. S. A. 

McDonough, M. Francis 

American Field Service, Dartmouth Contingent, Convais Autos, France. 

MacFarland, Paul 2d Lieutenant. 

1st Co., 1st Batt. 151st Depot Brigade, Ayer. 

McNamara, Richard Private. 

Aviation Section, Signal Corps. 

McNamara, Robert L. 

216th Aero Squad. 

McNichol, Fullmore C. 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. Discharged. 

McRae, Angus 

328th Infantry. 

Merrill, Wentworth J. 

Aviation Section, Signal Corps. 



Private 1st CI- 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Sergeant. 
Chauffeur. 



Sergeant. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 



184 town documents. [Dec. 31 

Merritt, Ralph D. Corporal. 

Co. I, 104th U. S. Inf., Am. Ex. Force. 

Miller, Raymond P. Inspector. 

Naval Aviation Corps. 

Miraglio, Donato Private. 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. 

Mixter, Dr. Charles G. Chief Medical Officer. 

Base Hospital, Paris, France. 
Mixter, Dr. Samuel J. Major. 

U. S. A. Medical Reserve. 

Mixter, Samuel J., Jr. 1st Lieutenant. 

Aviation Section, Signal Corps. 

Mixter, Dr. W. Jason Captain. 

Base Hospital No. 6, France. 

Monahan, Joseph H., Jr. Storekeeper. 

2d CI., Navy Yard, Boston. 

Mooney, Frank J. 1st Lieutenant. 

Ordnance Dept., Motor Carriage Section. 

Morrill, Frank W. Private. 

Financial Dept., Aviation Section, Signal Corps, 

Morrill, George H. Gun Captain. 

U. S. S. Nebraska. 

Morrill, Harold B. Sergeant. 

Headquarters' Co., 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Morrill, Milton E. Private 1st CI. 

Headquarters' Co., 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Morrill, Sherwood L. Private. 

Aviation Section, Signal Corps. 

Morse, Harold E. Radio Electrician. 

U. S. S. K. L. McNeal. 

Mower, Fred L. Corporal. 

Supply Co., 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Murray, George F. Petty Officer. 

U. S. N. Hospital Service. 

Murray, James H. Student. 

U. S. N. Hospital Service. Discharged. 

Murray, James A. Private. 
Engineers (Railway). 



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Nagle, Garrett, Jr. Private. 

15th Co., 4th Batt., Depot Brigade, Ayer. 

Neff, Clarence A. Cadet. 

Aviation Section, Signal Corps. 

O'Brien, John A. Private. 

Headquarters' Co., C. A. C. 

Owens, Amon B. Private. 

Co. D, 14th Engineers (Railway). Discharged. 

Paine, Harry B. Private. 

Batt. D, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Perry, William H. Colonel. 

Commanding 8th U. S. Infantry. 

Pierre, Michael Motor Mechanic. 

Naval Aviation Corps. 

Pierre, Antonio Private. 

Batt. E, 320th Field Art. 

Pope, Alexander R. Private. 

101st Ammunition Train, Am. Ex. Force. 

Ouinn, William Louis Private. 

Co. B, i02d Machine Gun Batt., Am. Ex. Force. 

Ranger, Allen B. Corporal. 

15th Co., 4th Batt., 151st Depot Brigade, Ayer. 

Rankin, Harold D. Sapper. 

Canadian Engineers. 

Reinholm, Arthur W. Sergeant. 

53d Aero Squadron. 

Ricker, Francis E. Nurse. 

National Red Cross. 

Ricker, Leon L. Private. 

Co. A, io^d Machine Gun Batt. 

Roach, Frank T. Cook. 

Q^M. Dept., Remount Depot, Ayer. 

Robinson, iVrthur L., Jr. Seaman. 

U. S. Naval Reserve. 

Roderick, Emery N. 2d Asst. Engineer. 

U. S. S. Ammen. 

Roderick, Woodbury L. Private. 

Supply Co., 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 



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Ronzano, Daniel Chief Petty Officer. 

U. S. S. Bushnell 

Rotundi, Nazareno Private. 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. 

Russell, Ralph H. Band Leader. 

Band, io2d Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Ryan, Leo V. Private. 

Headquarters M. P., Atlanta 

Ryan, William C. Electrician, 3d CI. 

U. S. S. Salem. 

Service, W. Spencer Sergeant. 

Q. M. Dept., Remount Depot, Ayer. 

Sherrard, GlenwoodJ. Sergeant 1st CI. 

Q. M. Corps, U. S. A., N. E. Dept. 

Seymour, Rodman W. Wagoner. 

Supply Co., 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Sharp, James Edward Seaman. 

U. S. S. C, 256. 

Shaw, Charles B. Army Field Clerk. 

Headquarters Am. Ex. Force. 

Shaw, C. Freeman Private. 

103d Aero Squadron, Am. Ex. Force. 

Sidell, Charles V. Corporal. 

Headquarters' Co., 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Spalding, Herbert S. Hospital Steward. 

U. S. Navy. 

Spearin, Fred W. Lieutenant. 

301st Field Art. 

Spinney, Clarence E. Corporal. 

Co. D, 8th U. S. Infantry. 

Stevens, Rufus L. Private. 

U. S. Army Ambulance Service. 

Stewart, James S. 1st Lieutenant. 

Ordnance Dept., Am. Ex. Force. 

Story, Herman E. Private. 

Elec. Co. 1, Q. M. Dept., Jacksonville. 

Symmes, F. Clifford Supply Sergeant. 

i02d Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 



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Symonds, Ralph F. ist Lieutenant. 

Ordnance Dept., U. S. R. 

Taylor, Marshall B. Private. 

Co. F, 103d U. S. Infantry, Am. Ex. Force. 
Thomson, Donald T. Ord. Seaman. 

U. S. Naval Reserve Radio School. 

Thomson, Malcolm Private. 

2d Co., N. E. D., Headquarters, C. A. C. 

Thompson, Harold C. Private. 

Batt. B, 301st L. F. A. 

Tierney, James Private. 

328th Infantry. 

Till, Ramond C. Chief Petty Officer. 

Paymaster's Dept., U. S. Naval Station, Rockland, Me. 

Trafton, Walter R. Private. 

Batt. C, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Turner, Francis J. Private ist CI. 

Q. M. Dept., U. S. A. 

Tuson, Frederick A. Seaman 2d CI. 

Navy Yard, Boston. 

Twitchell, George M. Private. 

Co. M, 325th Infantry. 

Vance, Charles L. Yeoman 2d CI. 

U. S. S. Virginia. 

Varina, Roy E. Sergeant. 

Medical Dept., U. S. Regular Army. 

Varney, William N. Private. 

Aviation Section, Signal Corps. 

Wagenfeld, Henry W. Cook 3d CI. 

U. S. S. Alert. 

Wallace, Alex., Jr. Corporal. 

Headquarters' Co., ioist Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 

Warner, Donald D. Private. 

Army Aviation Section, Signal Corp, Am. Ex. Force. 

Warren, Arthur Private. 

U. S. Coast Guard. 

Warren, Frank H. Private. 

Engineer Corps. 



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iVarren, Harold 



[Dec. 31 
Private. 



Headquarters' Co., 301st L. F. A. 

Watts, I. Jerome Seaman. 

U. S. S. Virginia. 

Watts, Ramond O. Private. 
Medical Dept., U. S. A. 

Webber, Robert S. Seaman. 

U. S. S. Proteus. 

Wetherald, Royal W. Private. 

Flying Squadron, U. S. Naval Reserve. 

Whorf, John C. Coalpasser. 
U. S. S. Georgia. 

Widger, William K. Corporal. 

Co. A, 19th Engineers (Railway), Am. Ex. Force. 

Williams, Ralph E. Private. 

Co. B, nth Machine Gun Batt. 

Yasi, Michael Private. 

35th Rec. Co., Q. M. Dept., Jacksonville. 

Yasi, William Private. 

5th Co., C. A. C. 

Young, Edmund, Jr. Private. 

Co. E, 310th Infantry. 

Young, George H. Private. 

Batt. E, 101st Field Art., Am. Ex. Force. 



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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY. 



SWAMPSCOTT 

Committee on Public Safety. 



Committee of Fifty. 



Chairman, Henry S. Baldwin 
Secretary, George T. Till 



Joseph M. Bassett 


C. Irving Lindsey 


James D. Bently 


James T. Lyons 


Dr. Ralph E. Bicknell 


Philip J. McCarty 


Eldredge H. Blood 


Nathaniel R. Martin 


Nathan G. Bubier 


John R. Merritt 


William E. Carter 


Irving G. Miller 


Elisha W. Cobb 


Frederick W. Newcomb 


Frederick H. Druehl 


Horace R. Parker 


George D. R. Durkee 


William H. Perry 


Alfred F. Frazier 


Martin L. Quinn 


Frank H. Gage 


Wiear L. Rowell 


Peleg Gardner 


William R. Sampson 


Dr. Howard K. Glidden 


James W. Santry 


Dr. Loring Grimes 


Willis E. Shepard 


John M. Grosvenor, Jr. 


C. Fred Smith 


Walter A. Hall 


Henry B. Sprague 


Harry E. Hardy 


Lowell E. Sprague 


George A. Heath 


Harry R. Stanbon 


Fred L. Hiller 


Everit B. Terhune 


Clarence B. Humphrey 


Ernest B. Thing 


F. Walker Johnson 


Elihu Thomson 


James W. Kimball 


William O. Titcomb 


David C. Lash 


Fred A. Trafton 


Weston K. Lewis 


Arthur C. Widger 


James W. Libbey 


Herbert A- Woofter 



Also Chairman of each sub-committee not already represented. 

Executive Committee. 

Chairman, Henry S. Baldwin 
Secretary, George T. Till 
Exec. Mgr., Walter A. Hall 
William E. Carter Clarence B. Humphrey 



Executive flanager. 

Walter A. Hall 



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[Dec. 3 i 



Treasurer and Assistant Executive Hanager. 

Herbert A. Cahoon 

Finance. 

Chairman, Elisha W. Cobb 

Sub. Com., Weston K. Lewis 

Sub. Com., C. Irving Lindsey 

Sub. Com., C. Fred Smith 
William H. Bates Henry B. Sprague 

Arioch W. Erickson Elihu Thomson 

Frank H. Gage John M. Thomson 

William R. Sampson 

Co-ordination of Aid Societies. 

Chairman, Rev. John Vannevar 

Vice Chairman, Clarence E. Cahill 

Secretary, Mrs. George Young 

Ex. Com., Frank H. Gage 

Ex. Com., Mrs. Mary Hines 

Ex. Com., Mrs. Fred M. Johnson 

Ex. Com., John Thomson 

Ex. Com., Rev. Edward Tillot6on 
Mrs. Charles G. Ash Mrs. George C. Melville 

William J. Brennan John R. Merritt 

Rev. Patrick Colman Mrs. Louie A. Moseley 

Lillian Currant Rev. Wesley A. Paige 

Elisha Doane Mrs. J. M. Pope 

Mrs. Eleanor Greenlaw Donald Sawyer 

Mrs. Harry E. Hardy Mrs. Charles A. Southworth 

George A. Heath Mrs. Carrie Sprague 

Mrs. H. I. lllingworth Fred Thistle 

Mrs. E. L. Jackson Reginald P. Thomas 

Rev. Frederick W. Manning Felix H. Widell 

Ralph A. McGougan Arthur C. Widger 

Thomas L. Meade Rev. Richard B. Callahan 



Food Production and Conservation. 

Chairman, Edwin W. Tibbetts 

Iber L. Chapman George W. Low 

Charles A. Flagg Archibald Miller 

Edward H. Heath Allen S. Rowe 

Horace Holden Harry R. Stanbon 

Publicity Committee. 

Chairman, Alfred F. Frazier 
Secretary, Horace R. Parker 



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Home Guard. 

Chairman, John J. Blaney 
Secretary, James W. Libbey 

Edward E. Call Arthur W. Stubbs 

Ulysses M. Corson Calvin S. Tilden 

George W. Foster Fred A. Trafton 

Harry E. Hardy F. L. Wood 
Gilbert Hodges, Jr. 

Boy Scouts. 

Scout Master, Felix H. Widell 

Recruting. 

Chairman, John R. Merritt 
Secretary, Willard M. Whitman 
Harry E. Cahoon William H. Perry 

Frederick H. Druehl Oscar G. Poor 

Horace B. Ingalls Martin L. Quinn 

F. Walker Johnson Dr. James C. Rowley 

Willis G. C. Kimball, Jr. Ernest B. Thing 

Dr. Harry M. Lowd Herbert A. Woofter 

Trucks and Motor Cars. 

Chairman, Frederick H. Timson 
Secretary, Frank I. Richardson 
Eldredge H. Blood B. S. Prentiss 

M. J. Fitch Willis E. Shepard 

David C. Lash Harry E. Whitten 

M. McDonough 

Soldiers' Information Bureau. 

Chairman, Horace R. Parker 

Secretary, Alfred F. Frazier 
Herbert A. Cahoon George T. Till 

Mrs. Mabel A. Hardy Mrs. Lucia D. Young 

John R. Merritt. 



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[Dec. 3 1 



Report of Board of Selectmen, 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

In many ways the events of 1917 are the most momentous in our 
national history. On April 6th Congress declared war on Germany, and 
from that date we have been a people united with one object, that to win 
the war for universal democracy, and to insure peace for all time. 

Swampscott has already sent out over 230 of her sons to join the colors, 
and more are ready to go. We may well be proud of the honor roll which 
the Board has caused to be inserted in the report. 

Our citizens, men, women and children, have responded nobly to the 
various demands made by the Government, particularly in connection 
with the Liberty Loans, Red Cross, Selective Draft and work of the Com- 
mittee on Public Safety. More will be said regarding these activities 
elsewhere. 

What has been done is well and good, but we must be prepared to make 
far greater sacrifices during the coming year, and until the object for 
which we are fighting is accomplished. The Government will demand 
all of our time and money to win the war. For this reason it will be 
necessary for us to curtail expenditures in the town as never before, and 
only those things should be done which are necessary for public health 
and safety. 

The Board has endeavored to carry out this policy during the past year, 
and has discouraged the holding of unnecessary special town meetings. 
The effect of this course has been to restrain expenditure of money, thus 
preventing an increase in the tax rate. 

Even greater care must be used during the coming year, and the Board 
strongly recommends that the finances of the town be placed on a strict 
war basis. Undoubtedly this will mean that we must get along without 
some of the improvements and conveniences which in time of peace the 
citizens of this town enjoy. However, the Board is confident that in 
carrying out the plan it will not only have the support of several town 
departments, but also of the citizens of Swampscott in general. 

It is expected that appropriations will be sufficient to take care of the 
proper operation and maintenance in the various departments, but all 
expenditures for new or unnecessary work or unusual repairs should be 
avoided. There are two reasons for this : 

First : As already stated, our available funds should be held subject to 
the call of the Government. 

Second : New work done during the war will not only have much 
higher cost than normal, but must also, to some extent, interfere with 
war activities. 

The board has noted with pleasure the increasing interest of the cttizens 
in town affairs, and particularly in the annual meeting. This is veiy 



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helpful to the several departments in obtaining an expression of the will 
of the people and is a privilege which should be fully exercised to insure 
efficient and economical government. 

The Board is glad to acknowledge the cordial spirit of co-operation 
shown by department officials and all town employees, which shows that 
the "give and take" policy gives the best results. 



ADMINISTRATIVE. 
I. Bonds of Town Officers. 

Bonds of the following officers are given by the American Surety Com- 
pany, of New York, in the amounts stated : 

William H. Bates, Town Treasurer $15,000 00 

Nathan G. Bubier, Collector of Taxes 10,000 00 

Samuel M. Kehoe, Water and Sewer Commissioner . . 3,000 00 

George D. R. Durkee, Water and Sewer Commissioner . 3,000 00 

Harold G. Enholm, Water and Sewer Commissioner . . 3,000 00 

George T. Till, Town Clerk 1,000 00 

II. Licenses. 

Auctioneers : 

Willard D. Martin 

Charles G. Woodbridge 2 $4 00 

Automobile Permits : 30 .... $40 00 

Bowling Alley : 

James D. Bentley 1 $2 00 

Carriages : 

William H. Carroll 
George A. Elliott 
Walter L. Libbey 
Arthur F. Mayhew 
Charles D. Sidell 

C. Lester Weston 6 $6 00 

Elevators : 5 $5 00 

Express : 

Clifford Diedrick 

W. E. Shepard 2 $2 00 

Innholders : 

R. F. & C. F. Bergengren 

J. A. Sherrard 

E. R. Grabow & Company 



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[Dec. 31 



Junk Dealers : 

Harry Sherman 

Louis Zeltz 2 $150 00 

Pool Tables : 

James D. Bentley 

J. F. Crowell, Jr. 2 $4 00 

To Transport Liquor : 
Willis E. Shepard 

Vendors : 

Foster & Reynolds 

Ella S. McKinnon 2 $20 00 

Vituallers : 

The Blaisdell Co., 141 Humphrey street. 
Scott C. Booma, Humphrey street. 

Mary A. Burnham & Laura Shapleigh, 25 Railroad avenue. 

Maurice V. Eldredge, 34 Humphrey street. 

John H. Peach, 503 Humphrey street. 

Albert R. Potter, 34 Humphrey street. 

Margaret A. Shumway, 17 Railroad avenue. 

Henry H. Wagenfeld, 422 Humphrey street. 

III. Permits Granted. 

Under Chapter 5, Section 4, of Town By-Laws. 
To sell material and to do work for the Town. 
C. Walter Burrill, James T. Lyons, 

George D. R. Durkee, Everett P. Mudge, 

Alfred F. Frazier, Oscar G. Poor, 

Clarence W. Horton, Wiear L. Rowell, 

George C. Webster. 

IV. Contracts for Walks and Edgestones. 

Proposals for granolithic walks and edgestones were advertised for in 
accordance with Chapter 5, Section 1, of Town By-Laws, and the follow- 
ing bids received : 

M. McDonough Co. D. J. Sheehan 
Straight curb, lin. ft. ... $ 90 $ 90 

Curved curb, lin. ft. . .. 1 25 1 15 

Granolithic walks, sq. yd. . . 1 60 1 99 

Parking, sq. ft 8| 10 

The contract was awarded to the M. McDonough Company, which was 
the low bidder. 

V. Contract for Coal. 

Proposals for furnishing coal to the several departments for the current 
year were advertised in accordance with Chapter 5, Section 1, of Town 
By-Laws, in the following amounts : 400 towns Lackawanna, 150 tons 
Burnside, 150 tons Georges Creek, 150 tons coke. 



1917] selectmen's report. 195 

Owing to the unsettled condition of the coal market and shortage due to 
the war, no bids were received. The Honors-Lee Company, however, 
made a tentative agreement with the board to supply coal to the several 
departments at the following prices per ton : 

Egg ..... $9 00 
Burnside .... 9 25 

Georges Creek ... 9 00 

All necessary coal has been delivered at these figures during the fiscal 
year, the G. S. Briggs Coal Company in several cases offering their 
assistance. 

VI. Printing Town Reports. 

Proposals for printing the Town Reports for the current year were 
advertised on the basis of 30 square inches to the page, 300 pages and 



2,000 copies. The following was received : 

1,000 sq. in. 4,000 sq. in. 4,000 sq. in. Balance 

point 8 point 10 point page. 

Frank S. Whitten .8 .05 03 $i-3° 

The contract was awarded to Frank S. Whitten. 
The total cost of : 

Printing and binding for the report of 1916 was . . $838 61 

Editing 75 00 

Distribution, typewriting and advertising . . . 36 90 

Total $9SO 51 



The Board is pleased to note that while the Report for 1916 contained 
all the essential information required by the citizens, the total number 
of pages was considerably reduced. We believe that with the continued 
cooperation of the boards the report can be further reduced in size with- 
out impairing its usefulness. It is urged that every effort be made in this 
direction. 

VII. Sidewalks. 

Petitions for granolithic sidewalks, edgestones and parking were 
received during the current year from residents of the following streets : 
Andrew road, Blaney street, Elmwood road, Hampden street, Humphrey 
street, New Ocean street, Norfolk avenue, Rose street, Sheridan road. 

These were carefully considered by the board with relation to a general 
plan of development of sidewalks for the town, and granted. 

The following tabulation shows the amount of work done under each 
division of the contract, together with the corresponding cost, also cost 



of laying edgestones : 

Straight curb, 1,159.2 linear ft. at $0.90 . $1,04328 

Curved curb, 162.2 linear ft. at 1.25 . 202 75 

Granolithic sidewalks, 2,101. 8 sq. yd. at 1.60 . 3,362 88 

Parking 6,410.3 sq. ft. at o.o8| . ' 560 92 

Reparking, i>552 sq. ft. at 0.04 . 62 08 

Tar concrete, 37i«2 sq. yd. at 0.50 . 185 60 



$5,417 5i 

Laying edgestones 567 38 

Advertising . 13 10 



Total 



$5,997 99 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 3 I 



In the opinion of the board there is no urgent need for new sidewalks at 
present, and the usual recommendation of $6,000 is, therefore, omitted for 
this year. 

VIII. Sale of Real Estate. 

During the year the joint committee, consisting of the Board of Select- 
men and the Water and Sewerage Board, acting on the authority given at 
the last annual meeting, advertised the town land on Pine street for sale. 
A bid of 20c. per square foot was received from M. F. Burk, for lot A, as 
shown on plans prepared by the Town Engineer, comprising an area of 
i5,6So square feet. 

After careful consideration the board accepted the bid, and the land has 
been, accordingly, transferred, and is being developed for garage 
purposes. 

No further bids have been received for the remainder of the land. 

It is recommended that the joint committee, consisting of the Board of 
Selectmen and the Water and Sewerage Board, be continued with 
authority to dispose of the Pine street land. 

IX. Public Buildings. 

The following is a list of rents received from public buildings : 

Town Hall . . $138 00 

Tenement over Police Station .... 132 00 

Tenement 82 Burrill street .... 144 00 

Owing to war conditions there has been little demand for the Town 
Hall for the usual social gatherings and entertainments. On the other 
hand, the hall has been of the greatest service for meetings of a public or 
patriotic character, particularly in connection with the activities of the 
Swampscott Committee on Public Safety, Swampscott Branch of the 
American Red Cross and the Selective Draft Board. 

X. Town Hall. 

In the annual report of the board for 1916 a general rearrangement of 
the departmental offices in the Town Hall was recommended. This work 
was authorized by the town, and has been carried out under the direction 
of the board with highly satisfactory results. 

It can now be said that all of the executive officers of the town are suit- 
ably provided for in the Town Hall. All of the new offices have been 
refinished, and in several cases provided with modern furniture. 

The location of the offices of the Assessors and of the Tax Collector will 
greatly facilitate the work of these two departments. It is, also, of great 
convenience to have the Town Engineer located on the first floor. 

In making the change it has been found possible to enlarge and rear- 
range the quarters of the Board of Health, and at the same time provide a 
general committee room. It will be of interest to the citizens to note 
that the latter has been used since early in the war for the work of the 
Selective Draft Board, and in this way it has been put to immediate prac- 
tical use. 

The board desires to call the attention of the citizens to the necessity 



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for a thorough painting of the exterior of the Town Hall in order to pro- 
tect it from the weather. It is many years since the Town Hall was 
painted, and the matter should he attended to immediately, as the wood- 
work in some parts of the building is exposed and will quickly deteriorate. 

The board recommends an appropriation of $700, to cover the expense 
of painting the Town Hall. 

XI. Street Lighting. 

There has been no material change as regards street illumination of the 
town during the past year. The following is a list of the lights now in 
use : 

Arc, every night . . . . . . . . 11 

Arc, moonlight 85 

Incandescent . . .* . . . . . .311 

The cost of these lights, as supplied by the Lynn Gas & Electric 
Company, has been $12,500. 

For the information of the citizens, the street lighting contract expires 
July nth, 1918. The Board has taken this matter up with the Lynn Gas 
& Electric Co., but, owing to the present unsettled conditions, it is 
improbable that a new contract will be entered into until after the war. 

The board recommends an appropriation of $12,500 for street lighting 
for 19 18. 

XII. Underground Wires. 

Owing to the abnormal cost of labor and material, the board deemed it 
wise to postpone the underground wire program for the present. 

• XIII. Forest Warden. 

Everett P. Mudge was appointed Forest Warden on January 5, 1917^ a s 
provided by the Revised Laws. This appointment was approved by the 
State Forester. 

XIV. Gypsy Moth Department, 

Everett P. Mudge was reappointed to superintend the gypsy moth work. 
His report on the work of the past year appears on page 123. The Board 
recommends an appropriation of $5,000 for the work of the department 
as suggested by the State Forester. 

XV. Law. 

The board reappointed James W. Santry, Town Counsel. The work of 
his department has been performed in a prompt and thorough manner. 
As chairman of the Federal Selective Draft Board for the 24th Division, 
he and his associates, Dr. Loring Grimes and the Honorable Arthur S. 
Adams, of Marblehead, have handled a new and difficult problem in a 
most creditable manner. 

Board of Selectmen, Swampscott, Mass. 

Gentlemen, — I herewith submit my report as Counsel for the town 
for the year 1917. 

Much of the legal work has consisted in representing the to\w> at hear- 
ings beforevthe Public Service Commission and before Committees of the 



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Legislature. The hearings before the Public Service Commission per- 
tained to schedules filed by the Bay State Street Railway Company, 
involving increases in the rates of fare. As originally submitted, these 
rates affected materially the residents of the town, but as finally adopted, 
Swampscott was placed upon the same basis as the City of Lynn, enjoy- 
ing the same rates of fare and the same privileges of transfer as that 
community. The last hearing was on the establishment of a zone system 
by this road. As the hearings progressed, Swampscott was eliminated, 
and there are now no pending schedules before the Public Service Com- 
mission affecting in any way the residents of the town. 

The Bay State Street Railway Company has also sought to increase its 
revenue by introducing petitions into the Legislature, asking to be 
relieved from the payment of taxes and also from any obligation to do 
work upon streets in which its tracks are located. These petitions were 
referred to a Recess Committee, and hearings were held during the 
summer. Acting under instructions from your Board, I appeared and 
opposed these measures. The committee is now preparing its report and 
will submit it to the Legislature now in session. 

Another bill, concerning which there were several hearings, sought to 
retain, for the use of the Commonwealth, the excess produced by the 
income tax, so-called, rather than have it distributed among the cities and 
towns, as provided by Section 23 of Chapter 269 of the Acts of 1916. 
There was strong opposition, however, to this, resulting in the passage 
of Chapter 317 of the Acts of 1917, which provides for the distribution of 
any such excess among cities and towns in the year 1918 on the same 
basis as it was distributed in the year 1917. 

The case of Adelaide L. Jordan against the town was tried during 
November, 1917. It was a suit against the town -and also against the 
Bay State Street Railway Company. It arose from injuries sustained by 
the plaintiff by falling over a railway tie in the vicinity of the Monument 
while Humphrey street was under construction. It has, however, been 
settled by the Bay State Street Railway Company, so that nothing was 
paid by the town. 

A settlement of the suit brought by the Town of Swampscott against 
the City of Lynn is now under discussion. This suit seeks the abatement 
of the nuisance arising from the maintenance of an outlet by the City of 
Lynn in the vicinity of Herrick's factory, causing sewage to be deposited 
upon land owned by the town. The matter has been discussed by repre- 
sentatives of the town, and of the City of Lynn, and a report has already 
been prepared which will be considered when the department, having con- 
trol of such matters, is organized under the charter recently adopted by 
the City of Lynn. 

The case of John E. Newhall, of Salem, vs. the Town of Swampscott is 
pending in the Superior Court at Salem, and arose from injuries to the 
plaintiff while riding in a car of the Boston & Maine Railroad Company 
by reason of a piece of wood being blown from the bridge along Essex 
street into the car and striking the plaintiff, resulting in slight injuries. 
There has been some talk of a settlement, but, in my opinion, the town is 
in no way liable. 

The petition brought by Messrs. Philbrick & Pope for the assessment 
of damages caused by the laying out of Cedar Hill terrace has been 
settled. 



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The town has recently brought suit against Michael McDonough, to 
recover the sum of $i,3S3-5 I > paid by the town in May, 1914, in settle- 
ment of a verdict obtained against the town and against Mr. McDonough 
by Annie P. Blackmore. It arose from injuries sustained by her while 
walking along Sheridan road in November, 191 1, by reason of the alleged 
acts of negligence of the men in the employ of Mr. McDonough, who was 
then constructing a sewer in Sheridan road under a contract with the town. 
The town was also sued, and a verdict obtained against both defendants. 
As stated above, the verdict was paid by the town, and it is now seeking 
reimbursement from Mr. McDonough by reason of a stipulation in the 
contract under which the sewer was being constructed that he would save 
the town harmless from the payment of any damages arising from a cause 
of this nature. There is also a suit, brought by Michael McDonough 
against the town, that is pending in the District Court of Southern Essex, 
to recover certain sums which he alleges the town owes him. 

Other pending litigation consists of the case of John Benson against 
the town, arising from injuries sustained from a blast that was let off by 
Louis Marino while excavating a water trench under contract with the 
Water and Sewerage Board, and the case of Christopher Beatricia vs. the 
town for injuries sustained while working in a trench while in the employ 
of the Water and Sewerage Board. 

In addition to the above, there are several petitions in the Land Court, 
brought by abutters along Blaney Beach, to register their title to certain 
parts of the same. Shortly after these petitions were filed, the town made 
an agreement, in writing, with several of the petitioners, by the terms of 
which they agreed to release to the town all interests in the beach lying 
between certain points indicated on a plan on file, in consideration of the 
construction by the town of a retaining wall and of the doing of certain 
other work by the town upon their premises. There is a stiputation that 
the wall above described must be built by the town on or before January 
1, 1920, and a further provision that, unless it is built on or before the 
above date, the agreement shall be null and void. Because of this agree- 
ment, there have been no hearings upon these petitions. 

I have also attended to all of the legal work concerning the various 
departments of the town, consisting of the taking of easements in con- 
nection with the laying out of the intercepting sewer, drawing grants per- 
taining to the same, advising the departments on many occasions, and 
attending to matters in the Lower Court when requested to do so. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) JAMES W. SANTRY. 

XVI. Streets Accepted. 

The following streets were accepted by the town at the adjourned 
meeting of February 20, 1917, subject to signing of waivers : 

Arbutus Road, 
Aspen Road, 

Bradlee Avenue (portion), 
Harrison Avenue (portion), 
Hillcrest Circle (portion). 



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Manton Road, 
Prospect Avenue (portion), 
Sargent Road (portion), 
Sheridan Terrace, 
Stanwood Road, 
Stimpson Road (portion). 

XVII. Selectmen. 

At the annual meeting of 1914 the town voted that when the terms of 
the Board of Selectmen expired, members should be elected each year. 
Under this vote three members of the board will be voted for at the next 
annual election. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 
[I. Salaries. 

The Board desires to call attention to the general principle that salaries 
of officials or workers in the town should be determined prior to the 
Annual Town Meeting, and passed upon by the voters. 

Owing to the extreme cost of living during 1917, several departments 
have increased the pay of employees, and the board has passed these. 
However, the practice should be discouraged, and department heads are 
requested to anticipate any wage increase, so far as possible, and provide 
for them in their annual budget. 

II. Insurance. 

The Insurance Sinking Fund now amounts to $3,902, and if it is to be 
of material value to the town, it should be increased each year. 

When the Act creating the fund was accepted in 1916 the town omitted 
to appoint Sinking Fund Commissioners, as called for by law. The 
Board, however, assumed the responsibility of investing $3,500 of this 
fund in the Liberty Loan, and placed the remainder in the local savings 
bank at interest. 

The board recommends that $2,000 be appropriated for the Insurance 
Sinking Fund. 

Referring to the regular fire insurance carried on property in the town, 
it is the policy of the board to divide this equitably among our citizens. 

III. New Streets. 

Petitions for the following new streets have been received : 

Crosman Avenue, 
Linden Avenue. 

Plans for these have been prepared by the Town Engineer, and waivers 
signed. 

These petitions will be submitted to the town for action in the usual 
manner. 

IV. Brooks. 

The situation at Thomas road has been greatly improved by the con- 
struction of a drain, authorized at the last annual town meeting, and this 



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has also overcome flooding and some of the drainage troubles along 
Paradise road, which sometimes occur during an extremely heavy 
rainfall. 

During the year the board has made a careful study of Stacey Brook, 
which, owing to its present condition, overflows occasionally during 
heavy thunder storms. This is a question which has long been before 
the town, and the Board requested a conference with the Municipal 
Council of Lynn. This was held on September 5th, and a Committee, 
consisting of the City Solicitor and City Engineer of Lynn, and the 
Town Counsel and Town Engineer of Swampscott, was named to report 
on the subject. 

The matter of remedying this trouble is of mutual interest to both Lynn 
and Swampscott, and now for the first time a spirit of cooperation has 
been established between the two municipalities. 

The Stacey Brook situation is an important one, especially as a large 
number of dwellings have been erected in the vicinity and others are 
contemplated. 

Owing to a clause in the Lynn Charter, this proposition cannot be 
brought up in time to permit a definite recommendation on the part of 
the board at the Annual Meeting. It is expected, however, that the 
matter can be satisfactorily arranged, and a plan put through at a subse- 
quent Town Meeting. 

V. By-Laws. 

The By-Laws Committee has completed its work, and the Board has 
printed the Revised By-Laws for use of the citizens of the Town. It has 
been seven years since the last By-Laws were issued, and this new edition 
should be of great help to all interested. This will be particularly true as 
regards the building laws, which were recently accepted by the town. 

VI. Public Library. 

The board takes this opportunity to refer to the Public Library building 
which was completed in 1917, under the direction of the Committee on 
Increased Accommodations for Library. 

This is not only an ornament to the town, but an edifice which will 
long serve as an educational force in the community The erection and 
arrangement of the library has involved a large amount of work on the 
part of the building committee, On behalf of the citizens of Swampscott 
the board desires to express its appreciation of their public spirited service. 

The Committee on Increased Accommodations for Library : 

Elisha W. Cobb, F. Keeler Rice, 

Elizabeth J. Hadley, Henry B. Sprague, 

Francis E. Ingalls, Frank F. Stanley, 

Elihu Thomson. 

VII. Essex Street Pavement. 

Owing to the financial paralysis of the Bay State Street Railway Com- 
pany it was impossible to construct the concrete pavement on Essex street 
as authorized by the citizens at the annual town meeting. 



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As provided in the report of the Finance Committee, this work was 
made conditional, upon work to be done by several public service corpo- 
rations. The Bay State, however, not only refused to double-track the 
section between Burrill street and the Lynn line, but, also, would not 
repair the existing single track, and put it in such condition as to warrant 
the expenditure of a large sum of money by the town on permanent con- 
crete construction 

The Board held several conferences with the officials of the Bay State 
Street Railway Company, and was unable to obtain any satisfactory 
action. 

Undoubtedly, Essex street should be reconstructed, but under the 
existing conditions this does not seem possible at present. 

The board recommends that this matter be left open until such time as 
the Bay State Street Railway Company can do necessary work on its 
tracks. In the meantime, temporary repairs will be made under the 
direction of the Surveyor of Highways. 

VIII. Humphrey Street Car Barn, Bay State Street Railway 

Company. 

In our last annual report mention was made of the possible removal of 
the Humphrey street barn of the Bay State Street Railway Company. 
This matter is still under consideration, and it is probable that the car 
barns will be eliminated before long. 

IX. Jitney Bus Act. 

Owing to the unsettled condition of the affairs of the Bay State Street 
Railway Company, especially as regards service and high cost of fares, 
the board granted the following jitney licenses : — 

George A. Elliott, Walter L. Libbey, 

Arthur F. Mayhew, Charles D. Sidell, 

C. Lester Weston. 

On general principles we believe that public service corporations should 
be protected by various municipalities in which they operate. Under the 
conditions existing with the Bay State Street Railway Company, how- 
ever, it is our opinion that the town must protect itself and the 
convenience of the citizens. 

At present the town receives no appreciable income from such jitneys, 
and is only indirectly protected by the bonds required by the City of 
Lynn. 

An opportunity for the citizens to pass on this Act will be afforded, and 
it is hoped that it will be accepted. 

X. Soldiers' Special Town Meeting. 

Under Chapter 264 of the Acts of 1917 Towns of the Commonwealth 
are authorized to appropriate money for the purpose of furnishing equip- 
ment and necessary articles for our soldiers. The board, accordingly, 
called a Special Town Meeting, which was held on August 28th, at which 
the sum of $2,000 was appropritaed, to be spent under the direction of the 
board. 



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After careful investigation, it was decided to supply each man from 
Swampscott in any branch of the United States' service, either Arm}', 
Navy or Marine Corps, with a special safety razor shaving outfit which 
could readily be carried in the pack or pocket. The board caused these to 
be stamped in gold with the seal of the town and the words : 
"Presented to (Soldier's name) 
By the Town of Swampscott, Mass." 

This gave individuality and a personal touch to the gift, which has been 
greatly appreciated by the men, who have responded in a large number of 
cases. The total costs of shaving kits, together with tobacco and cards, 
was $805.26. 

As Swampscott has over thirty-five men in the 101st United States Field 
Artillery, it was decided to contribute $300 to the fund of the Regimental 
Association. 

The sum of $173.61 has been expended for musical instruments and 
comfort kits for the men at Ayer, and $224.94 for worsted which the 
ladies of the town, working in the Red Cross and Equal Suffrage Club, 
also school teachers and pupils, have made up into articles for our 
soldiers. 

The board has made plans to keep informed regarding Swampscott men 
wherever stationed, and has assisted relatives and dependents to obtain 
such help, as they are entitled to under the laws of the State and Federal 
Government. 

It is the wish and intention of the board to make all Swampscott men in 
the service feel that they are not forgotten, and not only care for the men 
themselves, but look after their interests at home and abroad so far as 
possible. 

This will involve some expenditure of money, and the board recom = 
mends that $2,000 be appropriated for the purpose of supplying equip- 
ment for the soldiers in 1918, to be spent under the direction of the Board 
of Selectmen. 

XI. Fire Department. 

For sometime the affairs of the Fire Department have not been in a 
satisfactory condition, and, without placing definite responsibility for this, 
the board felt that the Chief of the Fire Department should be given 
proper recognition, and a place on the Board of Fire Engineers. Without 
this he could not be expected to maintain discipline and efficiency in the 
department. For some time he had been a chief in name only, and the 
board felt that either he should be given the powers which usually go with 
the position of Chief, or be relieved altogether. 

In order to correct the situation and to effect other desirable changes in 
personnel, it was decided to create an entirely new board, which organized 
as follows : 

HORACE R. PARKER, Chairman, 
WIEAR L. ROWELL, Secretary, 
GEORGE H. CAHOON, Chief. 

The morale of the Fire Department is much improved. With th 
receipt of the LaFrance ladder truck in December, the Department is 
now wholly motorized, and in personnel and equipment compares favor- 
ably with any department in the Commonwealth. 



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The board desires to point out that all motor fire apparatus of the tow n 
is now of the same make, and was supplied by a company whose entire 
business is the manufacture of fire-fighting machines. This is of import- 
ance from the standpoint of maintenance and operation, and is in marked 
contrast with the practice of many other towns and cities which have 
purchased motor equipment not especially designed for fire work, and of 
various makes, some of which are now obsolete. 

A report on the subject of the ladder will appear elsewhere. 

XII. Pensions. 

The board recommends that $300 be appropriated to cover a pension 
for Nettie Smith, the widow of Everett Smith, who lost his life in service 
of the town. 

The board recommends that $352 be appropriated to cover a pension 
for Peter Coan, who, after faithful service of thirty years, requested to be 
retired. 

The Board recommends that $377 be appropriated to cover a pension 
for Michael Haley, who has served the town faithfully in the Highway 
Department since 1895, and who was in the United States Navy and 
Army for five years during the Civil War period. His health has broken 
down under his arduous duties. 

These pensions were granted in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 503, of the Acts of 1912. 

XIII. Blaney Beach. 

Referring to the Blaney Beach wall proposition, it will be recalled that 
this must be completed before 1920, and there are two questions open : 
Either to appropriate the sum of $2,000 for the purpose of starting the 
wall during the coming summer, or obtain an extension of five years 
from the interested parties. 

In order to bring this up for discussion, the board recommends that 
$2,000 be appropriated to carry out the agreement and start the wall on 
Blaney Beach. 

XIV. Proposed Comfort Station at King's Beach. 

The subject of a comfort station for the convenience of bathers at King's 
Beach has been under consideration for some time. 

Several years ago, a bill was enacted by the Legislature providing for 
the expenditure of $5,000 for this purpose. 

The Metropolitan Park Commission chose a site in Lynn which, in its 
opinion, was best suited for the purpose and proceeded with the work. 
This resulted in a protest by residents in the vicinity. The matter was 
then dropped for the time being. 

Recently a bill was introduced in the present Legislature, providing for 
the erection of a large comfort station at great expense, $30,000 or $40,000, 
in the town of Swampscott, on a triangular piece of land at the end of the 
Bouleuard walk, near the Monument. 

Your board has carefully considered the matter from all points of view, 
and is unanimously opposed to this location, on the ground that should 
the building be erected, it would not serve the purpose for which it is 



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intended, as it is too far distant from that part of the beach which is used 
by bathers. It would be, therefore, only a makeshift, and would place a 
large building in our principal square, and, at the same time, would 
reduce the value of taxable property in Swampscott at least $12,000, with 
a proportional increase in the Metropolitan Park tax. 

Several of our citizens who pay heavy taxes objected to this, and, in 
addition, we found a strong public sentiment against the plan. The board, 
accordingly, took steps to oppose this location at a hearing before the 
Committee on Metropolitan Park affairs, held January 30th. 

Undoubtedly, a small comfort station should be provided at a place 
where it would serve the purpose of the people of Lynn or others who use 
King's Beach. 

It might be added that owing to natural conditions of the beach at the 
Swampscott end, it is frequently not a suitable place for bathing, and 
Swampscott citizens either go to the Lynn end of the beach or to Blaney 
beach. 

XV. Swampscott Committee on Public Safety. 

On Page 189 appear the names of the Swampscott Committee on 
Public Safety. 

On March 21, 1917, the board held a conference with the Massachusetts 
Committee on Public Safety at the State House, Boston, and made plan6 
to form such committees as would be useful for the Town of Swampscott. 
A mass meeting of the committee of fifty was held in the Town Hall on 
April 4th, and organized, after which the several sub-committees were 
named. Swampscott was one of the first towns in the Commonwealth to 
organize, and the results have been most gratifying. 

The Executive Committee, through the Executive Manager, Walter A. 
Hall, has kept in touch with the general committee on Public Safety in 
Boston, and all of the committees have faithfully carried out the various 
instructions issued to them from time to time during the year. While no 
extreme emergency has arisen, the Commitees are thoroughly organized 
and stand ready to do whatever may be necessary to help in affairs inci- 
dent to the war. 

As the war conditions and effects are realized more fully by the people 
of our country, it will be found more and more that the committees in 
the towns of the Commonwealth and throughout the country will be 
be needed to effectively carry out the wishes and will of the Government. 

XVI. Swampscott Auxiliary of Lynn Chapter American Red Cross. 

The Board takes pleasure in calling attention to the patriotic, faithful 
work of the Swampscott Auxiliary of the American Red Cross. This 
Society has been actively engaged in systematic work during the year, and 
has contributed its share of bandages, sweaters, comfort kits and similar 
material. The society numbers over 1,500 citizens of Swampscott, and 
the following officers have been in charge of the work : 
Mrs. Fred M. Johnson, Chairman, 
Mrs. David F. Farnham, Secretary, 
Mrs. David C. Lash, Treasurer, 
Mrs. Henry B. Sprague, Executive Board, 
Mrs. Walter A. Hall, Executive Board, 
Mrs. Frank P. Aborn, Executive Board. 



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The Board has arranged for the use of the Town Hall, and has provided 
suitable lockers for supplies and working materials. 

We cannot say too much in praise of this work, and trust that it will 
be supported liberally by our citizens. 

XVII. Swampscott Corps Cadets. 

During the year some seventy boys and young men of Swampscott, all 
under the draft age, have organized for military drill and instruction. 
Their work is conducted under the direction of the following Advisory 
Committee : 

Col. W. H. Perry, Chairman, 
H. S. Baldwin, Vice Chairman, 
W. M. Whitman, Secretary, 
Nathan Bubier, Treasurer, 
W. E. Carter. 

The young men formed a company and, during the early part of the 
year, drilled under the instruction of Mr. Hooper. When he entered the 
Navy Austin Cusack was appointed military instructor. 

Uniforms and rifles suitable for drill have been provided, partly by 
subscriptions and partly by the Committee on Public Safety. 

The officers at the present time are as follows : — J. I. Way, Captain ; 
Raymond Carroll, First Lieutenant. 

The drills are held each week, and discipline is enforced. 

The Advisory Committee recognizes the value of drill for these young 
men, many of whom will later be called to take their places in various 
military activities of the Commonwealth and country. 

FINANCE. 
Town Accounting. 

During the year two audits have been made by the State Bureau of 
Statistics of all books of the town, and they were found to be correct. 

The second report which has just been received comments favorably 
on the accuracy and systematic methods of our town accounting, also of 
the several departments. 

Town Debt. 

The net funded debt for the fiscal year ending December 31, 1917* 
amounts to $709,084.27. Attention of the citizens is called to the fact 
that this shows a reduction of $30,620.10 over our indebtedness for the 
previous year. 

Temporary Loans for 1917. 

Temporary Loan $100,000. 



Lee-Higginson & Company 


. 4.0706% 


R. L. Day & Company .... 


. 4.07 


Cropley Mc.Gargle Company . 


. 4.29 


Farmers' Loan & Trust Company . 


. 4.50 


Central National Bank .... 


. 4.08 Plus $1 00 


Guarantee Trust Company 


. 3.98 








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Temporary Loan $100,000. 

Metropolitan Trust Company ..... 4.25^3 
(To remain on deposit with them and drawn as 
needed) 

H. G. Grafton, Jr. . . . . . . . 4.50 

Temporary Loan $50,000. 

Paine, Webber & Company 4.60% 

Salem Safe Deposit Trust Company . . . 4.50 

Salem Five Cents Savings Bank .... 4.72 

Wildey Savings Bank 4.75 

t S. N. Bond & Co 4.65 

Estabrook & Company 4.79 



Water, Sewerage and /liscellaneous Loans for 1917. 

$33,500 Loan. 
Sewer . . $6,500 00 



Water . 

Permanent Improvement Notes 

Blodgett & Company 
Curtis & Sawyer 
E. H. Rollins & Sons 
H. C. Grafton, Jr. . 



8,500 00 
:8,5oo 00 

2.79 

3-40 
7.89 
0.00 



$5 00 Premium 



Water 
Sewer 

Fourth Atlantic Bank 
R. L. Day & Company 
Blodgett & Company 



$16,500 Loan. 



$4,500 00 
12,000 00 



Par. 
11.9 
4.49 



$2,000 Loan. 



Military equipment. 

Discount Security Trust Company. 



Figuring the Tax Rate for 1917. 

Liabilities. 



Town Grant 
State Tax 
County Tax 
Metropolitan Park Tax 
Charles River Basin Tax 
State Highway Tax 
Municipal Account Tax 
Overlay 



$322,276 11 
34,760 00 
24,699 12 
7^983 03 
1,764 64 
1,490 00 

437 47 
1,500 00 



$394.9io 37 



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Assets. 



Estimated Receipts. 

Corporation Taxes . 
Bank Taxes 
Street Railway Tax 
Street Railway Excise Tax 
Sidewalk Assessment 
Moth Assessment 
Sewer Assessment 
State Aid, reimbursement 
Business .... 
Licenses and Permits 
Fines and Forfeits 
General Government 
Protection Life and Property 
Health and Sanitation 
Highways and Bridges 
Charities, reimbursement 
Parks and gardens . 
Education 

Interest . . . . • 

Taxes on polls 
Real Estate Tax. 

$12,141,321 at $20 per $1,000 
Personal Property Tax. 

$1,000,682 at $20 per $1,000 

State Income Tax 

Transfer for General Debt 

Cash .... 



$6,300 00 
11,450 00 
880 00 
1,190 00 
1,700 00 
2,200 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
380 00 
735 00 
203 00 
665 00 
248 00 
141 00 
48 00 
356 00 
414 00 
205 00 
3,580 00 



$36,695 00 
4,280 00 

242,826 42 

20,013 64 
83*535 44 
5.755 52 
1,804 35 

$394,9io 37 



Swampscott Debt Statement. 

Special Acts for Bond Issues. 
Water Acts of 1898, Chapter 293 . $150,000 00 $150,000 00 



Water Acts of 1909, Chapter 112 . 

Water Acts of 1912, Chapter 235 . 

Water Acts of 1916, Chapter 155 . 

Sewer Acts of 1902, Chapter 86 

Sewer Acts of 1903, Chapter 401 . 

Sewer Acts of 1913, Chapter 202 . 

Humphrey street, Acts of 1913, 
Chapter 778 .... 

Playgrounds, Acts of 1916, Chap- 
ter 312 



100,000 00 
50,000 00 
50,000 00 

250,000 00 
100,000 00 



90,000 00 
46,500 00 



249,946 00 
99,050 00 



50,000 00 50,000 00 



10,000 00 



$10,000 00 
3,500 00 
50,000 00 

54 00 

950 00 



10,000 00 



1917] 



selectmen's report. 209 



Debt. 

Inside limit. 

General $265,000 00 

Cemetery . . . . 4,500 00 



Outside limit. 
Water Acts of 1898 . . . $150,00000 
Less Sinking Fund . . . 89,015 73 



60,984 27 



$269,500 00 



Water Acts of 1909 . . . 66,000 00 

Water Acts of 19 1 2 . . . 35,50000 

Sewer Acts of 1902 ... .... 

Sewer Acts of 1903 . . . 147,450 00 

Sewer Acts of 1913 . . . 87,15000 

Humphrey Street Acts of 1913 . 42,500 00 



$439,584 27 

Total net debt $709,084 27 

Borrowing Capacity. 

Net valuation for the year 1914 . . $16,073,952 00 
Net valuation for the year 1915 . . 15,895,974 00 
Net valuation for the year 1916 . . 16,427,018 00 



Total for three years .... $48,396,944 00 
Average for three years . . . 16,132,314 00 
Borrowing capacity January 1, 1917,3%, $483,969 00 
Available borrowing capacity, Decem- 
ber 31, 1917 214,46900 

Appropriations for Departmental Expenses. 

The following amounts are tabulated from the reports of the several 
Departments. It is recommended that appropriations be made therefor. 

I. General Government. 

Legislative. 

Moderator $100 00 

Finance Committee 125 00 

Miscellaneous 50 00 

$275 00 

Selectmen. 

Chairman $300 00 

Associates 400 00 

Secretary 200 00 

Constable 60 00 

Other expenses 840 00 

$1,700 00 

Auditing. 

Accountant $i,aoo 00 

Other expenses 100 00 

$i,3<» 00 

14 



2IO 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Treasury. 

Treasurer $750 00 

Bond 60 00 

Other expenses 90 00 

$900 00 

Certification, Printing and Advertising. 

Notes and bonds $200 00 

Collector of Taxes. 

Collector $600 00 

Clerk 200 00 

Bond 100 00 

Stamped envelopes 150 00 

Advertising and printing 200 00 

Legal fees 100 00 

Other expenses 100 00 



Assessors. 



$1,450 00 



Chairman $600 00 

Associates 500 00 

Clerical 350 00 

Poll books 125 00 

Deed records 100 00 

Telephone 25 00 

Auto hire 45 00 

Printing and postage 100 00 

Miscellaneous 55 00 

Town Clerk. 

Salary $200 00 

Assistant 200 00 

Other expenses 100 00 

Law. 

Town Counsel $200 00 

Special work 1 ,000 00 

Election and Registration. 

Registrars $225 00 

Election officers 300 00 

Printing 200 00 

Meals 200 00 

Other expenses 50 00 

Engineering. 

Town engineer $1,800 00 

First assistant > 1,200 00 

Second assistant 600 00 

Stone bounds 200 00 

Other expenses 200 00 



Town Hall. 



Janitor and agent $1,092 00 

Telephone 225 00 

Fuel 375 00 

Light 300 00 

Supplies 100 00 

Repairs and painting 800 oc 

Water 20 00 

Other expenses - 188 00 



,900 00 



$500 00 



$975 00 



$4,000 00 



$3,100 00 



1917] 



SELECTMEN S REPORT, 



2 I 



II. Protection of Life and Property. 

Police. 

Chief $1,560 00 

Seven officers 8,400 00 

Special officers 900 00 

Telephones 350 00 

Fuel 125 00 

Light 165 00 

Other expenses • • 800 00 

Fire. 

Administration $250 00 

Apparatus 200 00 

Automobiles 900 00 

Equipment 75 00 

Fire alarm 25c 00 

House expenses , 925 00 

Salaries and wages 1,35900 

Extraordinary expenses 300 00 

Miscellaneous 100 00 

Hydrant rental . 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

Salaries $200 00 

Miscellaneous 96 00 

Moth Department 

Forest Warden 

Tree Warden. 

Tree Maintenance $576 00 

Removing trees 250 co 

Planting trees 200 00 

Wire and stakes 150 00 

Leopard Moth, Cemetery 50 00 

Building Inspector 

Dog Officer. 

Salary $100 00 

Killing dogs So 00 



112,300 00 



$16,595 <» 
$ I ,000 OO 



$296 OO 

$5,000 00 
$250 00 



51,226 00 
$450 00 



$150 00 



III. Health and Sanitation. 

Board of Health. 
General. 

Chairman 

Associates 

Health officer 

Plumbing inspector . 

Printing and advertising 

I Telephone 

Equipment 

Stationery and postage 

Quarantine. 

Board and treatment 

All others 



$200 00 
300 00 
936 00 
624 00 
100 00 

85 00 
150 00 

75 00 



3SO 00 
250 00 



2i2 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3 1 

Tuberculosis. 

Board and treatment $450 00 



Vital Statistics. 



Births and deaths 350 00 

Inspection. 

Animals 100 00 

Others. 

Oil and labor 250 00 

Disinfectants 150 00 

Miscellaneous 220 00 

$4,490 00 

Refuse and garbage. 

Ashes $2,650 00 

Garbage 840 00 

Others 50 00 

Night soil 90 00 

Cleaning Beaches. 

Care of refuse $275 00 

Cleaning beaches 200 00 

Miscellaneous expense 85 00 

$4,190 00 

Sewer Maintenance. 

Chairman $150 00 

Associates 200 00 

Telephone 50 00 

Pay roll 4,000 00 

Coal 700 00 

Light and power 700 00 

Plans 300 00 

Water 300 00 

Maintenance 600 00 

$7,000 00 

Particular sewers $800 00 

Care of brooks $300 00 



IV. Highways and Bridges. 

Administrative. 



Surveyor $1,560 00 

Clerical 85 00 

Telephone 25 00 

$1,670 00 

Repairing. 

Labor, transportation and fuel $14,000 00 

Breaking stone gravel 

Equipment, repairs and lumber 2,000 00 

Hay, grain and straw !,500 00 

Shoeing and supplies 1,000 00 

$18,500 00 



191 7] selectmen's report. 213 
Snow Removal. 

Labor and teams $3,5oo 00 

Sidewalks and Streets. 

Sidewalk and curbing $2,000 00 

Street and construction 2,000 00 

Street watering and oil 5,ooo 00 

$9,000 00 

Street Lighting $12,500 00 

V. Charities. 

Poor. 

Chairman $150 00 

Associates 200 00 

Secretary 50 00 

Telephone 65 00 

Other expenses 2,835 00 

$3»30o 00 

State Aid $3,000 00 

Soldiers' Relief 3,000 00 

German War Aid 3,000 00 

$9,000 00 

VI. Education. 

Schools. 

School Committee expenses $350 00 

Superintendent expenses 15000 

Pay roll 53,650 00 

Text books and supplies 3,400 00 

Fuel 4,200 00 

Operating expenses 1,900 00 

Repairs 1,200 00 

Medical 200 00 

Libraries 50 00 

Transportation 350 00 

Tuition 50 00 

Miscellaneous expenses 500 00 

Equipment 600 00 

$66,e*o 00 

Teachers' Pensions $675 00 



VIII. Libraries. 

General. 

Librarian $900 00 

Assistants 950 00 

Fuel 300 00 

Books 650 00 

Binding books 200 00 

Periodicals and newspapers 150 00 

Electricity, water and gas 380 00 

Printing, stationery and postage 45 00 

Telephone 50 00 

Janitor, including Sundays 7S6 00 

Sundries 75 00 

$4,386 00 

VIII. Recreation, 

General. 

Monument lot $50 00 

Memorial Day 200 00 

Metropolitan Park Maintenance (estimated) 5,362 00 

$5,612 00 



2 14 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3 1 

Parks and Gardens. 

Blaney Beach Reservation $1,200 00 

Jackson park 400 00 

Monument avenue 700 00 

Paradise road 400 00 

Phillips park upkeep 500 00 

Water rates 200 00 

Sundries 300 00 

$3,700 00 

IX. Unclassified. 

Town Reports ... $900 00 

Reserve Fund 2,000 00 

Grand Army Hall, heating 75 00 

Municipal Insurance ... 2,000 00 

Insurance 2,100 00 

District Nurse 375 00 

$7,454 00 



PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISES. 

Cemetery Department. 



Superintendent $450 00 

Telephone 20 00 

Labor 1,000 00 

Miscellaneous 515 00 

$1,985 00 

Interest. 

Temporary loans (estimated) $7,000 00 

General debt 12,120 63 

Sewer bonds 8,892 25 

Metropolitan Park (estimated) 3,600 00 

$31,612 88 

Municipal Indebtedness. ' 

General debt $53,8oo 00 

Sewer bonds T 3,95o 00 

Metropolitan Park (estimated) 862 00 

$68,612 00 

Agency. 

State tax (estimated) $50,000 00 

County tax (estimated) 25,000 00 

State enterprises (estimated) 1,000 00 

$76,900 00 



$395,949 00 



Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 



SwAMPSCOTT, January 1, 1918. 



Board of Selectmen 



1917] 



ACCOUNTANT S REPORT. 



ACCOUNTANT'S DEPARTMENT 



REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT. 

To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the provisions of Chapter 624 of the 
Acts of 1910, I herewith submit the following report of the Accountant's 
Department for the year ending December 31, 1917. 



Taxes. 



Property, 1915 
Poll, 1915 . 
Property, 1916 
Poll, 1916 . 
Personal, 1916 
Property, 19 17 
Poll, 1917 
Personal, 19 17 

Corporation 
National Bank 
Business . 
Income 



Treasurer's Receipts. 



$9,491 14 
312 00 

17,714 46 
376 00 
226 00 



200,119 90 
3,228 00 
18,319 54 



Licenses and Permits. 



Junk 

Pool and Billards . 

Auctioneers 

Milk 

Oleomargarine 

Manicuring 

Hawkers and Pedlars 

Vendors 

Elevator . 

Carriage and Jitney 

Express 

Automobile 

Dog Tax . 



$9,803 14 
18,316 46 

222,667 44 

$6,218 04 
n,378 3 6 
491 60 
83,999 96 



$150 00 
6 00 

4 00 

1 5° 

1 00 
42 00 
20 00 

5 00 

6 00 

2 00 
40 00 

444 S 8 



$250,787 04 



102,087 96 



745 58 



Fines and Forfeits. 

Court Fines . 
Salem Jail 



$271 00 
5 00 



$276 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$353,896 58 



2l6 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward, 
Special Assessment. 

Moth, 1915 . 
Sewer, 1915 . 
Sidewalk, 1915 
Moth, 1916 . 
Sidewalk, 1916 
Sewer, 1916 . 
Moth, 1917 . 
Sidewalk, 1917 
Sewer, 1917 . 

Continuous Sidewalk 



$7i 50 
30 00 
272 07 
198 43 
33 2 66 
72 07 

1 »74i 2 5 
1,160 47 

3>590 59 



$353,896 58 



$373 57 
603 16 
6,492 31 



7,469 04 
1,552 86 



General Government. 

Town Hall, rent . . 
Town Hall, telephone . 
Rent, tenements Police Station, 

and Morris House 
Selectmen's telephone 
Engineer's Department, repairs . 



Protection Life and Property. 

Police telephone 
Automatic pistol 
Fire engine 
Junk 

Telephone 
Sealer Weights and Measures 
Moth and Tree Warden 

Health and Sanitation. 

Reimbursements . 

Ash barrel .... 

Highway and Bridges. 
Stone dust and junk . 



$138 00 
1 95 

276 00 

89 44 

20 70 



$81 02 
14 00 
350 00 
8 00 

59 12 
30 21 
101 00 



$114 29 
2 75 



526 09 



643 35 

117 04 
46 67 



Charities. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Cities and Towns 

Soldiers' Benefits. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
reimbursement State Aid 



$578 31 
86 67 



664 98 



2,749 00 



Education. 

Tuition of State Wards . . $75 00 

Tuition Pupils .... 200 00 

Refund Lawrence Training School, 58 00 

Titus & Buckley, bill paid twice, 4 90 

Telephone 3 64 

Waste paper .... 9 00 



350 54 



Amount carried forward, 



I 9 17J 



ACCOUNTANT S REPORT. 



Amount brought forward, 

Library. 

Fines .... 
Insurance premium 



$120 00 
57 98 



217 

$368,016 15 

177 98 



Bequest. 
Nellie Ingalls Hodges 



1,000 00 



Parks and Gardens. 
Rents . 



363 9o 



Public Service Enterprises. 

Water rates . 
Service pipe and labor 



Interest on deposits 
Accrued interest 

Sale, Pine street land 



$47,840 83 
2,274 94 

$141 78 
59 76 



$5o»"5 77 



201 54 
3,136 00 



53.453 3i 



Cemetery Perpetual Care. 
Sale of Lots 



956 88 



Interest. 

Treasurer's deposits 

Taxes 

Accrued 



$1,893 17 
1,782 32 
185 68 



3,861 17 



Municipal Indebtedness. 

Premium notes and bonds . 
Temporary loans 
Permanent improvement notes 
Sewer bonds 
Water bonds 



$409 38 
250,000 00 
32,500 00 
6,500 00 
13,000 00 



302,409 38 



Trust and Investment Funds. 

Joanna Morse Library Fund 
Phillips Medal Fund . 
Cemetery lots 



Refund. 

Tax Titles 
Costs . 



$234 00 
3 56 
53 00 



$295 30 
5i 4° 



190 56 



34 6 7o 



Amount carried forward, 



$730,876 03 



2l8 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 31 

Amount brought forward, $730,876 03 

Transfers. 

Park, from engineering . . $ IO 00 

Legislative, from Contingent 

Fund ..... 122 71 

Selectmen, from Contingent 

Fund 398 60 

Auditing, from Contingent Fund 6 46 

Treasury, from Contingent Fund 39 71 

Collector Taxes, from Contingent 

Fund ..... 57 11 

Election and Registration, from 

Contingent Fund . . . 293 45 

Sealer Weights and Measures, 

from Contingent Fund . . 10 05 

Fire Horse, from Contingent 

Fund 5 80 

Forest Warden, from Contingent 

Fund 44 16 

Dog Officer, from Contingent 

Fund 31 00 

Highway Pension, from Contin- 
gent Fund 21 1 31 

Soldiers' Exemption, from Con- 
tingent Fund .... 54 79 

Cemetery, from Contingent Fund 214 04 

Marshall Street Drain, from Con- 
tingent Fund .... 71 58 

Interest Sewer Bonds, from Con- 
tingent Fund .... 5 56 

Refuse and Garbage, from Con- 
tingent Fund .... 58 52 



General Debt Maturing to Pre- 
mium Notes and Bonds . . $437 67 

General Debt Maturing to Special 

Revenue ..... 904 18 



1.634 85 



I.34 1 8 5 



Trust and Investment Funds. 

Phillips' Medal Fund, interest $58 45 

Joanna Morse Library Fund, 

interest . . . . . 299 18 

A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund, 

private interest ... 5 53 

A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund, 

general interest ... 10 99 

Cemetery Lots Fund, interest . 298 83 



672 98 



$734,525 7i 

Balance January 1, 1917 ... * 39»5^o 41 



$774,086 12 



accountant's report. 



219 



EXPENDITURES 



Legislative. 



Salaries and Wages. 
Moderator 



$100 00 



Finance Committee. 

Carriage hire 
Typewriting 

Express .... 
Wrappers and addressing . 
Printing and postage . 

Advertising, Machon School 



$12 00 

24 90 
103 28 



180 50 
19 00 



By-Laws. 

Typewriting 
Advertising . 
Printing 



$18 12 
353 25 
51 75 



423 12 



$722 71 



Selectmen's Department. 

Salaries and Wages. 

Chairman, 1917 .... $300 00 
Associate's balance, 1916 . . 100 00 

Associates, 1917 .... 400 00 

Secretary 200 00 



Other Expenses. 

Stationery and postage . . $99 94 

Printing and advertising . . 78 55 

Automobile hire .... 44 00 

Telephone . . . . • 211 04 

Labor on brooks ... 66 00 

Ashes 29 25 

Recording plans .... 26 90 

Directory 5 00 

Revised and Municipal Law . 20 50 

Entertainment for men from camp, 24 95 

Repairs G. A. R. Hall . . 18 29 

Binding records .... 1 25 

Expenses 76 80 

Medical 2 00 

Flags 39 00 



1,000 00 



Amount carried forward. 



2 20 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward-, 



Design 
Supplies 
Signs . 
Express 
Stenographer 
Town Weigher 
Constable 
Storage hand engine 



$722 71 



$10 00 
16 88 
6 00 

1 25 
20 00 
29 00 
60 00 
12 00 



Salaries and Wages. 
Accountant 



Auditing Department. 



898 60 



$1,100 00 



$1,898 60 



Other Expenses. 

Stationery and postage 
Telephone . 
Binding records . 



$73 07 
27 39 
6 00 



106 46 



$1,206 46 



Salaries and Wages. 

Treasurer, 1917 . 
Treasurer, balance, 



Treasury Department. 



1916 



Othes Expenses. 

Stationery and postage 
Telephone . 
Bond . 
Subscription 
Repairs to office 
Deposit stamp 
Express 



$750 00 
125 00 



$13 35 
27 05 
60 00 

12 OO 
51 OO 

* 05 
26 



$875 OO 



164 7) 



1,039 71 



Collector Taxes Department. 



Salaries and Wages. 

Collector, 1917 
Collector, balance, 1916 
Clerk .... 



Other Expenses. 

Stationery and postage 
Printing and advertising 
Telephone 
Bond . 
Tax book 
Tax titles 
Office fixtures 
Moving safe 



$600 00 
65 00 
200 00 



$136 80 

99 45 
22 39 
100 00 
31 00 

55 79 
139 68 
7 00 



$865 OO 



592 II 



Amount carried forward, 



$6,324 59 



1917] 



accountant's report, 



221 



Amount brought forward, 



$6,324 59 



Salaries and Wages 

Chairman 
Associates . 
Secretary 
Clerk . 



Assessors' Department. 

$600 00 
500 00 
100 00 
155 00 



Other Expenses. 

Printing and advertising 
Automobile hire 
Telephone . 
Stationery and postage 
Special information 
Abstracts 
Express 

Office furnishings 
Record 
Subscriptions 
Clock 

Serving notices 
Expenses 
Weather strips 



151 89 
45 00 
21 99 
61 56 

*7 94 
81 70 
80 
75 49 
75 

5 00 
25 00 

1 00 
29 00 
10 00 



$i 5 355 °o 



527 12 



1,882 12 



Printing and Certification, Notes and Bonds. 

Printing $97 30 

Certifying 192 00 



289 30 



Town Clerk's Department. 



Salaries and Wages. 

Clerk .... 
Assistant 

Other Expenses. 

Printing and advertising 
Stationery and postage 
Canvas for births 
Bond .... 
Expenses 
Express 



$200 00 
200 00 



$H 75 
18 41 
15 00 
4 00 

7 25 
60 



Law Department. 



Town Counsel 



Other Expenses. 
Attorney's fees on account 



$400 00 



60 01 



$200 00 



460 01 



600 00 



800 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$9,756 02 



222 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[I)«c. 31 



Amount brought forward, 



$9,756 02 



Salaries and Wages. 

Registrars . 
Clerk . 

Election Officers 



Election and Registration. 



$150 00 
75 00 
381 00 



Other Expenses. 

Stationery and postage 
Printing and advertising 
Meals .... 
Typewriting 
Supplies 



$2 58 

191 95 
222 50 
18 00 
2 42 



$606 00 



437 45 



1.043 45 



Salaries and Wages. 
Engineer 
Assistants 



Other Expenses. 

Telephone . 
Instruments 
Blue prints . 
Supplies 
Car fares 
Express 
Typewriting 
Street bounds 
Grade stakes 
Moving safe 
Boots . 
Medical 
Book covers 
Repairs 
Data . 
Weather strips 



Engineer's Department. 

$1,799 20 
1,698 70 



$10 60 
50 64 
H 3i 
44 75 
28 85 
82 
35 00 
120 07 
23 16 
20 00 
5 50 
2 00 
2 05 
16 00 
46 00 
10 00 



$3,497 90 



429 75 



$3,927 65 



Salaries and Wages. 

Janitor and Agent 
Assistant 
Telephone . 



Other Expenses. 

Fuel . 
Light . 

Janitor s supplies 
Repair s 



Town Hall Department. 



$1,046 00 
6 00 
219 18 



$1,271 18 



$324 84 
305 " 
77 i7 
230 33 



Amount carried forward, 



$14,727 12 



1917] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT, 



223 



Amount brought forward, 
Water . 

Repairing clock 
Flowers 
Chairs . 
Express 
Cheese cloth 
Tuning piano 
Labor . 

Flag pole repairs 
Flag . 
Laundry 
Removing ashes 
Papers . 
Supplies 
Ice 

Signs . 
Disinfectant 



$14,727 12 



17 26 
1 00 

1 20 
4 00 

4 1 

2 55 

3 °° 
30 00 

45 95 
7 50 
87 
20 50 

4 08 

4 26 
34 50 

5 00 

6 25 



1,125 78 



2,396 96 



Town Hall Repairs. 

Stock and labor, offices 
Lighting 
Papering 
Plumbing 
Painting 
Express 
Office furniture 
Heating 



$723 25 
244 o7 
125 00 

5 4° 
65 00 

1 00 
431 01 
69 00 



,663 73 



Building Inspector. 

Salary, 1916 
Salary, 1917 



$250 00 
450 00 



700 00 



Summary of General Government. 





Appropriation 


Transfer 


Expenditures 


Balance 




$600 00 


$122 71 


$722 71 






1,500 00 


398 60 


1,898 60 






1,200 00 


6 46 


1,206 46 






1,000 00 


39 7i 


'.o39 7 1 






1,400 00 


57 » 


i,457 " 






1,9x0 00 




1,882 12 


17 88 




500 00 




460 01 


39 99 




800 00 




800 00 






75° 00 


2 93 45 


1,043 45 






4,000 00 


10 00 


3.9 2 7 65 


82 35 




2,400 00 




2,396 96 


3 04 




700 00 




700 00 






1,665 00 




1,663 73 


1 27 


Printing and Certification Notes 












400 00 




289 30 


no 70 


t 


$18,815 00 


$928 04 


$19,487 81 


$255 23 



Amount carried forward. 



$19,487 81 



22 4 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 3 



Amount brought forward, 



$19,487 8 



PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. 
Police Department. 



Salaries and Wages. 

Chief, 1917 
Chief, balance, 1915 
Regular officers . 
Special officers 

Automobile hire 



$1,560 00 
135 00 
9,016 30 
S9i 77 



$11,303 07 
17 50 



Fuel and Light. 

Coal and wood 
Gas and electricity 

Equipment and Repairs. 

Ambulance . 
Motor cycle 
Equipment for men 
Supplies 

Repairs on Building. 

Carpentry 
Painting 
Papering 

Repairs to furnace 
Plastering 
Plumbing 



$72 43 
139 34 



$134 13 
554 7o 
97 i7 
4 1 3 5 



$44 "> 
32 00 
16 58 
10 13 
1 25 
12 16 



211 77 



827 25 



116 22 



Other Expenses. 

Stationery and postage 

Telephone . 

Water 

Supplies 

Legal services 

Medical 

Automobile list . 
Directory 

Expenses and licenses 
Express . , . 
Traffic signs 
Ice 

Papers . 



$13 25 
358 60 
20 40 
46 58 
25 00 

3 °o 
15 00 

5 00 

121 33 

4 92 
4 1 35 
10 00 

8 89 



673 32 



*3>H9 13 



Dog Officer. 



Salary . 
Killing dogs 



$100 00 
31 00 



131 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$32,767 94 



19 1 7] accountant's report. 

Amount brought forward, 



225 
$32,767 94 



Salaries and Wages. 
Chief, 1917 . 
Chief, balance, 1915 
Engineers, 1917 . 
Clerk, 1917 . 
Engineers, 1915 . 
Permanent men . 
Call men 

Other employees . 



Horses and Care of Same. 

Hay, grain and straw . 
Shoeing 

Veterinary and medicine 
Harness supplies 
Disinfectant 



Fuel and Light. 

Coal and wood 
Gas and electricity 
Gasolene 



Fire Department. 



$1,300 00 
260 00 

233 33 
50 00 
240 oo 

9,724 53 
2,049 82 
11 30 



$373 59 
148 98 
18 00 
16 00 



$446 50 
157 95 
l 3& 35 



$13,868 98 



Hydrant service 



567 77 



742 80 
1,000 00 



Equipment and Repairs. 

Equipment for men 
Fire alarm boxes 
Equipment and repairs 



All Others. 

Towels 
Expenses 
Vitriol . 
Teaming engine 
Supplies 



Repairs on Buildings. 

Carpentry 
Repairing roof 
Plumbing 
Wireing 



All Others. 

Stationery and postage 
Telephone . 
Water . 
Supplies 



$84 91 
117 01 
775 88 



$7 00 

5 57 
21 22 
10 00 
18 57 



$37 56 
52 27 
78 31 
23 00 



$22 43 
237 39 
44 !o 
37 24 



977 80 



62 36 



191 14 



Amount carried forward, 
15 



$32,767 94 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward, 

Expenses 
Licenses 
Stenographer 
Flags . 
Design 
Express 
Ice 

Medical 
Typewriter 
Legal services 



School Fire Alarm Boxes. 
Wire . 



$32,767 94 



9 7o 
7 50 

15 00 

10 75 
3 00 
2 84 

16 40 
12 70 
55 00 
35 00 



509 05 



17,919 90 



Fire Equipment, Ladder Truck and Wires. 

Advertising .... $12 00 

Labor 34 74 

Wireing 275 00 

Stock and labor .... 45 00 

Motor truck, revenue . . . 4,200 00 



4>566 74 



Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



Salary, 1917 
Salary, balance, 1916 



Other Expenses. - 

Printing and advertising 
Teams and labor 
Tools . 
Expenses 
Books and tags 
Supplies 



$200 00 
10 00 



$20 01 

16 75 
6 13 

6 45 
8 21 

7 47 



$210 00 



65 02 



275 02 



floth Extinguishing Department. 



Salaries and Wages. 

Superintendent 
Labor . 
Telephone . 



Other Expenses. 

Printing and stationery 
Insectcides . 
Hardware and tools 
Teams 
Repairs 

Express and freight 
Supplies 
Hose 



$856 14 
3,135 5o 
18 33 



$2 30 

461 34 
106 06 
216 00 
52 20 

H 23 
11 60 
19 20 



$4,009 97 



Amount carried forward, 



$55,55! 60 



191 7] accountant's report. 227 

Amount brought forward, $55>55 I 60 

Gasolene $76 85 

Coil 5 00 

Storage sprayer .... 24 00 

$988 78 

4»998 75 

Forest Warden. 

Labor $22 52 

Supplies 30 00 

52 52 

Tree Warden. 

Salary and Wages. 

Tree Warden . . . . $105 00 
Labor 696 00 

— $801 00 



Other Expenses. 

Printing and stationery 
Hardware and tools 
Teams 
Trees . 
Galvanized cloth 
Felt 

Posts . 
Repairs 
Express 



$1 35 
7 44 
122 00 

61 25 
106 50 

17 79 

2 00 

3 35 

323 18 



1,124 



Summary of Protection Life and Property. 



Appropriation Transfer Expenditures Balance 

Police $13,151 00 $13,149 13 $1 87 

Dog Officer 100 00 $31 00 131 00 

Fire ! 7>939 00 I 7>9 1 9 90 J 9 10 

School Fire Alarm Boxes . . 22 00 22 00 
Fire Equipment, Ladder, truck 

and hose 4,600 00 4»S66 74 33 26 

Sealer Weights and Measures . 270 00 10 05 280 05 

Moth 5,000 00 4.998 75 1 25 

Forest Warden .... 75 00 52 96 22 04 

Tree Warden 1,125 00 J » I2 3 74 1 2 6 



$42,2S2 00 $41 05 $42,244 27 $78 7S 

HEALTH AND SANITATION. 
Health Department. 



General Administration. 

Chairman $200 00 

Associates 300 00 

Agent and clerk .... 936 00 



Amoutit carried forward, 



$61,727 05 



22§ 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward, 

Stationery and postage 
Printing and advertising 
Telephone . 
Express 
Plan . 
Keys 

Refrigerator 
Weather strips 
Expenses 




$61,727 05 



- $1,785 87 



Quarantine. 

Board and treatment 
Transportation 

Medical attendance and nurses 
Posting notices . 
Postal cards 

Coal 



$320 72 
12 00 
122 00 
2 50 
8 00 
20 35 



485 57 



Tuberculosis. 

Board and treatment 



283 97 



Vital Statistics. 

Births 
Deaths 



$155 25 
42 7o 



197 95 



Other Expenses. 

Sanitary Inspector . . . $650 90 
Fumigation and disinfectants . 118 20 



769 10 



All Others. 

Storage ambulance 

Marriages 

Lecture 

Storage boat and painting 
Papering office 
Repairs Pest House 
Express 
Supplies 



$18 00 
19 20 

5 00 

6 00 
24 28 

73 56 
12 40 
42 11 



200 55 



Inspector Animals. 

Salary, 1916 
Salary, 1917 



$100 00 
100 00 



3»923 01 



Amount carried forward, 



$65,650 06 



» 



1917] 



accountant's report. 



229 



Amount brought forward, 



$65,650 06 



Sewers, Maintenance and Operation. 



Administration. 

Commissioners 
Clerk .... 
Stationery and postage 
Telephone 

Safe .... 

Sewers. 

Labor .... 
Tools and equipment . 
Pipes and fittings 
Cement and bricks 



Pumping Station. 

Engineers and finance 
Fuel and light 
Oil and waste 
Equipment and repairs 
Water . 

All Others. 

Supplies 
Express 
Medical 
Typewriting 



$379 97 
104 00 
22 30 
46 00 
3*5 00 



,316 41 
99 00 
174 28 
1 5o 



$2,049 00 
1,189 20 
29 40 
264 71 
301 80 



$47 03 
5 " 
10 00 
2 00 



$867 27 



3334 



64 14 



6,356 7i 



Particular Sewers. 

Sewer connections 

Labor 

Material 



Refuse and Garbage. 

Contracts garbage 
Contracts ashes . 
Contracts night soil 

Cleaning Beaches. 

Labor . 
Teams . 

All Others. 

Burying dead animals 

Medical 

Express 

Supplies 



$839 00 
2,8r7 21 
90 00 



$427 00 
23 23 



$9 50 
50 00 
1 25 
1 33 



183 60 
50 55 



$3,746 21 



45o 23 



234 i5 



62 08 



4,25 8 5 2 



Amount carried forward, 



$76,499 44 



2 3° 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



Amount brought forward, 
Brooks and Streams. 

Labor .... 
Materials . , 



$191 23 
68 29 



[Dec. 31 

$76,499 44 
259 52 



Summary of Health and Sanitation. 

Appropriation Transfer Expenditures Balance 



Health 
Sewers 

Refuse and Garbage 
Brooks 

Particular Sewers 



$4,250 00 
7,000 00 
4,200 00 
300 00 
800 00 

$16,550 00 



$58 52 



$3,923 01 $326 99 

6,356 7 1 643 29 
4,258 52 

259 52 40 48 

234 '5 565 85 



$58 52 $15,031 9i 



$1,576 67 



Administration. 

Surveyor 
Clerical 
Telephone 
Stationery . 
Painting office 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



$1,560 00 
85 00 
19 60 
1 00 
25 00 



— $1,690 60 



Repairing. 

Labor .... 
Teams .... 
Broken stone and gravel 
Pipes and cement 
Equipment and repairs 
Fuel . 
Lumber 



$9,878 03 
2,581 00 
1,033 2 4 

o 4 J 30 
808 59 

293 78 
72 39 



33 



Horses and Care of Same. 

Hay, grain and straw . 
Shoeing 

Veterinary and medicine 

Insurance 

Board horse 

Harness supplies 

Repairs, stable 

Express 

Light .... 



$i,473 04 
377 39 
39 00 
3 1 25 
288 00 

72 30 
117 50 

3 10 
6 00 



2,407 58 



Snow Removal. 

Labor . . . . 
Teams . 

Equipment and repairs 



$i,733 5° 
945 50 
205 95 



2,884 95 



Amount carried forward. 



$76,758 96 



9i7] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT. 



-3 1 



Amount brought forward, 
All Others. 
Supplies 

Freight and express 
Stock and labor 
Street signs 
Street numbering 
Medical 
Building wall 
Oil 
Salt 



Highway Pensions. 
Pensions 



$76,758 96 



$43 S3 

57 60 
3 1 25 
29 32 
84 50 
125 00 

43 84 
15 00 



445 94 



22,141 40 
211 31 



Grading New Streets. 

Labor 

Teams 

Blasting .... 

Harrison Avenue. 

Labor 

Manholes .... 

Millett Road. 

Blasting .... 

Fence 

Painting fence 

Cedar Hill Terrace Land Damage 
Stock and labor . 



$2,502 50 
963 00 
33 32 



$286 00 
14 00 



$235 00 
35 80 
20 00 



3,498 82 



300 00 



290 80 



190 00 



Sidewalk and Curbing. 

Labor . 
Teams . 



Concreting . 
Sand and gravel 



Continuous Sidewalks. 

Advertising 
Labor 

Edgestones . 
Concreting . 
Granolithic 
Parking 



Street Lights. 
Contract 



$407 74 

126 00 



$575 52 
609 56 



$533 74 
1,185 08 



$13 10 

567 38 
1,246 03 

185 60 
3,362 88 

623 00 



1,718 82 



5>997 99 
2,471 60 



Amount carried forward, 



$123,579 70 



2 3 2 TOWN DOCUMENTS. 

Amount brought forward, 

Street Water and Oil. 

Water. 



Labor 
Teams 

Oiling. 

Labor . 
Teams . 
Oil 

All Others. 

Advertising 
Freight 

Hose and diaphragm 
Shute and stand . 
Repairs 



Street Construction 

Labor . 

Paving 

Teams 

Drain pipe . 
Bricks, cement, etc 
Grates 



$124 50 
37 50 
3,97o 17 



$7 20 
365 68 
100 00 
33 50 
11 95 



[Dec. 31 
$!23>579 7o 



$48 00 
301 50 
$349 50 



4,132 17 



5i8 33 



$1,258 95 
382 25 
129 00 

5i 75 
100 55 

67 50 



5,000 00 



2,000 00 



Summary of Highways and Bridges. 

Appropriation Transfer Expenditures Balance 

$22,141 40 $858 60 
$<m 3' 211 31 

2,40s 82 1 18 
300 00 

290 So 9 so 

190 00 183 00 

1,718 82 81 18 

5,997 99 2 01 

12,471 60 228 40 
5, 000 00 
2,000 00 



Highways 


$23,000 


00 


Highway pensions .... 






Grading new streets 


2,500 


00 


Harrison avenue .... 


300 


00 


MUlett road 


300 


00 


Land damages, Cedar Hill terrace, 


373 


00 


Sidewalk and curbing 


1,800 


00 


Continuous sidewalks 


6,000 


00 


Street lights 


12,700 


00 


Street water and oil . . . , 


5,000 


00 


Street construction 


2,000 


00 




$54,973 


00 



CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' 
Poor Department. 



13' $53,820 74 

BENEFITS. 



Administration. 

Chairman 
Associates . 
Clerk . 

Stationery and postage 

Telephone . 

Office furnishings , 



Si 50 00 
200 00 
50 00 
5 50 
7i 85 
81 74 



$1,363 57 



$559 °9 



Amount carried forward, 



$130,579 70 



9*7] 



ACCOUNTANT S REPORT. 



Amount brought forward, 
Outside Relief. 

Board .... 
Rent .... 
Fuel .... 
Groceries and provisions 
Medical 

State .... 
Clothing 

By Other Cities and Towns. 
Cities .... 



$376 00 
494 00 

133 41 
769 19 
76 25 

10 00 



2 33 

$i30>579 70 



1,878 35 
563 08 



All Others. 

Expenses 
Transportation 
Mothers' Aid 
Burial 



$3 00 
7 00 
262 00 
2 5 00 



297 00 



3,297 52 



Fuel . 
Groceries 
Cash Aid 
Medical 



Soldiers' Relief. 



$195 96 
1,187 55 
767 68 
8 25 



2,159 44 



State Aid. 

Cash Aid . . . . . 2,106 00 

German War Aid. 

Cash Aid 610 00 

Summary of Charities and Soldiers' Benefits. 

Appropriation Transfer Expenditures Balance 

Poor $ 3,300 00 $3,297 S 2 2 +8 

Soldiers' Relief , 3,000 00 2, 159 44 840 56 

State Aid 3»ooo 00 2,106 00 894 00 

German War Aid .... $610 00 610 00 



$9,300 00 $610 00 $8,172 96 $i,737 °4 



Schools and Libraries. 

School Department. 

Superintendent .... $2,349 96 

Clerk ...... 240 00 

Attendant officer .... 150 00 

Stenographers .... 905 00 

Stationery, printing and postage, 139 40 



Amount carried forward, $138,752 66 

■ 



3 34 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward, 
Telephone 

Expenses, Superintendent 
Expenses, Principal 
Supplies 
School census 



Teachers' Salaries. 

General 
Substitutes . 
Manual Training 
Domestic Science 
Music . 

Physical Training 
Drawing 
Basketball . 
Garden Superintendent 



Text Books and Supplies. 

Text and reference books 
Paper and blank books 
Laboratory supplies 
Manual Training supplies 
Domestic Science supplies 
Pianos .... 



All Others. 

Express 
Supplies 

Tuition of pupils 



$138,752 66 



292 43 

47 25 
20 02 
22 00 
40 64 



$37,881 97 
861 00 

1,500 00 
620 00 
492 00 

1,600 00 
800 00 
100 00 
I3 1 2 5 



'1,257 32 
1,468 77 
87 09 

329 43 
179 23 
202 49 



$79 27 
25 19 



$4,206 70 



43,986 22 



3.524 33 



104 46 
116 08 



Transportation of Pupils. 
Car fares 



330 00 



Janitors' Service. 
Janitors 



4,044 00 



Fuel and Light. 

Coal and wood 
Gas and electricity 



$3,660 23 
651 72 



Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds. 

Carpentry $532 88 

Masonry ..... 127 93 

Plumbing 288 57 

P^lag staffs and flag6 ... 87 05 

Janitors' supplies . . . 264 52 

Laundry 3 59 

Water rates 840 96 

Painting 13 74 



4.3" 95 



2,159 24 



Amount carried forward, 



$183,491 00 



ACCOUNTANT S REPORT. 



2 35 



Amount brought forward. 
All Others. 



Supplies 
Electric repairs 
Glass . 
Hose 

Grading yard 
Shades 



Furniture and Fixtures. 

Desks and chairs . 
Repairing clocks . 
Diplomas 

Graduation exercises 

Printing 

Medical 



All Others. 
Ice 

Express 
Baker . 
Typewriters 
Ribbon 



$138,491 00 



$26 82 
147 17 
34 
32 65 
17 81 
2 25 



$443 7' 
42 99 
56 25 
78 93 
59 67 
250 62 



$32 15 
9 11 
18 75 
272 50 

3 9o 



261 66 



932 17 



336 4^ 



64.313 22 



Salaries and Wages. 

Teachers 
Janitor 



Building. 

Advertising 

Building 

Desks and chairs 

Grading grounds 

Lumber 

Express 



Teachers' Pensions. 
Pensions 



Portable School Building. 



$340 00 
40 00 



$9 75 
1.504 15 
301 00 

132 59 
5 00 
13 00 



$380 00 



1.965 49 



2.345 49 



659 00 



Library Department. 

Salaries and Wages. 

Librarian $900 00 

Assistant Librarians . . . 818 00 

Janitor 560 00 

— $2,278 00 



Amount carried forward, $206,070 37 



236 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



Amount brought forward, 

Books and Periodicals. 

Books .... 
Periodicals . 
Binding books 
Binding periodicals 

Fuel and Light. 

Coal and Wood . 
Gas and electricity 



Building. 

Repairs 

Furniture 

Supplies 

Other Expenses. 

Stationery and printing- 
Telephone . 
Water . 
Express 
Advertising 
Electric repairs 
Supplies 



Library Building. 

Plumbing, balance contract 
Building, balance contract 
Printing 

Grading and curbing 
Screens 
Coal 

Stock and labor . 
Linoleum 
Express 
Supplies 
Ladder 
Inspectors 
Snow guards 
Awnings 
Electric wiring 
Electric fixtures 
Basement wall 



$356 67 
35 72 
114 37 
75 



$55 90 
170 50 



$12 55 
15 60 
15 22 



$64 51 

22 05 

12 39 

23 01 
2 80 

19 00 
92 20 



[Dec. 31 
$206,070 37 



507 51 



226 40 



43 37 



235 96 



$3 8 9 50 
1,166 22 
508 65 

i,i54 23 
148 00 

37 29 
50 75 

396 50 
7 50 
32 43 
6 00 

32 50 

38 00 
40 00 

119 00 

575 30 
100 00 



3,291 24 



4,801 85 



Summary of Schools and Libraries. 





Appropriation 


Expenditures 


Balance 






$64,313 22 


$26 7S 






2.345 49 


54 5 1 




675 00 


659 00 


16 00 




5.345 58 


4,801 S7 


543 7i 




3,300 00 


3.29 1 2 4 


8 76 




$76,060 58 


$75,410 82 


$649 76 



Amount carried forward, 



$214,163 48 



■9*7] 



accountant's report, 



2 37 



Amount brought forward, 



$214,163 48 



RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED. 
Park Department. 

Administration. 

Superintendent .... $668 00 

Clerk 100 00 

Stationery, printing and postage, 20 26 

Commissioners' expenses . . 15 00 

Typewriter 58 50 

Painting and papering office . 22 02 



$883 78 



Labor on grounds 
Water . 

Repairs on building 
Telephone . 



All others. 

Ash barrels . 
Disinfectant 
Strainers and bell 
Keys . 
Supplies 
Express 
Lawn mower 
Labor on raft 
Matting 
Signs . 



Blaney's Beach. 

$19 00 
36 99 

171 74 
97 85 



$8 94 

10 00 
8 40 
1 20 

53 3i 
3 15 
6 00 

40 25 

3 00 
16 00 



325 58 



150 25 



Labor on grounds 

Plants and shrubs 

Supplies 

Signs . 

Framing 

Fence . 

Flags 

Water 



Monument Avenue. 

$444 8 9 
338 50 
11 50 
4 00 

19 25 
6 00 

20 25 
11 00 



855 39 



Engineering 
Labor on grounds 
Sign . . . 
Stock and labor . 
Police . 
Lumber 

Painting flag pole 
Key . 
Water . 
Snow shovels 



Paradise Road. 

$10 00 
263 67 
60 

21 40 
3 °o 

38 52 

22 00 
20 

89 42 
30 00 



478 81 



Amount carried forward, 



$214,163 48 



*38 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward, 



$214,163 48 



Jackson Park. 



Labor on grounds 
Signs . 
Flag pole 
Stock and labor 
Painting fence 
Trees . 
Express 
Lumber 
Water . 



Labor on grounds 
Signs . 
Cinders 
Lunches 



$347 56 
8 00 
67 00 

21 85 
40 OO 
13 OO 
I 77 

75 57 
11 00 



585 75 



Phillips Park. 



$287 50 
8 00 
321 10 
23 88 



640 48 



Hetropolitan Park Maintenance. 



Assessment 



Advertising 
Printing 
Distribution 
Editing 



Insurance 



$3,920 04 
5»362 33 



Printing Town Report. 



$3 90 
838 71 
33 00 
75 00 



Insurance Premiums. 



Municipal Insurance Fund. 

Government bonds 



District Nurse. 



Visiting nurse association 



950 61 



860 26 



3,500 00 



375 00 



Memorial Day. 



Post 118, G. A. R. 



Heating and Lighting Q. A. R. Hall. 

Heat and light .... 

Nettie Smith Pension Fund. 

Pension 

Amount carried forward, 



75 00 



300 00 



$229,706 72 



1 9 1 73 accountant's report. 

Amount brought forward, 

Soldiers' Exemption. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 



2 39 

$229,706 72 
54 79 



Monument Lot. 



Care taker . 

Labor .... 

Loam .... 

Sharpening lawn mower 

Supplies 



$35 00 
1 5o 
1 75 
1 25 
1 65 



Summary of Recreation and Unclassified. 



Park ...... 

Metropolitan Park Assessment 
Town Reports .... 

Insurance Premiums 
Municipal Insurance Fund 
District Nurse .... 

Memorial Day .... 

Heat and Light, G. A. R. Hall 
Nettie Smith Pension Fund . 
Soldiers' Exemption 
Monument Lot .... 



Appropriation Transfer Expenditures Balance 



$4,000 00 
5.362 33 
950 61 
1,000 00 
3,902 00 
375 00 
200 00 
75 00 
350 00 

50 00 

$16,264 Q4 



$54 79 



$3,920 04 
5,363 33 
950 61 

860 26 

375 00 
200 00 
75 00 
300 00 
54 79 
41 15 



$79 96 



! 39 74 

3,Q02 OO 



50 OO 
8 85 



$54 79 $12,139 18 



$4,180 55 



PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISES. 



Water Department. 



Administration. 

Commissioners 
Superintendent . 
Clerk . 

Stationery and postage 
Telephone . 

All Others. 

Typewriting 
Legal fees 
Expenses 
Supplies 



General. 

Labor and reading meters 
Labor .... 
Teams .... 
Pipe .... 
Meters .... 



$175 00 
1,456 OO 
936 OO 
162 69 

154 36 



$4 00 
39 00 

8 o 3 
1 84 



$2,121 88 
3,085 81 
73 87 
5,975 54 
1,748 97 



$2,884 05 



52 97 



Amount carried forward, 



$229,802 66 



240 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



Amount brought forward, 

Hydrants 
Gasolene 

Equipment and repairs 
Taxes .... 
Castings 
Meter basins 



H4 8 5 
186 67 

1,412 47 
19 60 

1,636 92 
296 56 



[Dec. 31 
$229,802 66 



16,703 



All Others. 

Freight and express 
Fuel . 
Lumber 
Light . 
Water privilege 
Detector 
Sealing scales 
Signs . 
Cement 
Hose 
Supplies 



$33 77 
60 00 
50 21 
1 20 
5 00 
15 " 
50 
1 00 

11 20 

29 15 

12 63 



219 77 



Metropolitan Assessments. 

Maintenance 
Interest 
Sinking fund 
Serial bond . 



$2,957 64 

7»903 52 
1,406 18 
192 92 



[2,460 26 



Interest. 

Interest on bonded debt 
Water bonds 

Sinking Fund requirements 



$8,926 00 
7,300 00 



16,226 00 
6,136 00 



All others. 

Insurance 
Security bond 
Box rent 



$24 75 
30 00 

7 50 



62 25 



54,744 44 



Stimpson Road Water Hain. 

Water pipe, Tillson & Stanbon, 



547 50 



Cemetery Department. 

Salaries and Wages. 

Superintendent .... $50 00 

Labor 820 50 

Telephone 22 03 

$1,292 53 



Amount carried forward, $285,094 60 



1917] 



ACCOUNTANT S REPORT. 



24: 



Amount brought forward, 

Other Expenses. 

Sods and loam 
Trees and shrubs 
Hardware and tools 
Water 
Stationery 
Express 

Stock and labor 
Plumbing 
Blasting 



$285,094 60 



$66 80 
75 50 
52 14 

24 00 
3 18 

no 00 

25 68 
62 71 



421 5 



1,714 04 



Summary of Public Service Enterprises. 

Appropriation Transfer Expenditures Balance 

Water $55,504 7S $54,744 44 $76o 34 

Stimpson road 547 50 547 50 

Cemetery 1,500 00 $210 74 1,710 74 



$57,552 28 $210 74 $57,002 63 $760 34 



Interest and Maturing Debt. 

Interest on temporary loans . $6,190 98 

Interest on general debt . . !3.378 52 

Interest on sewer bonds . . 9,3 2 5 75 
Interest on Metropolitan Park 

assessment .... 3.561 90 



Temporary loans . . . $235,000 00 

General debt maturing . . 51,30000 

Sewer bonds maturing . . 14,650 00 
Metropolitan sinking fund assess-. 

ment 466 01 

Metropolitan Serial bond assess- 
ment 357 43 



32,457 15 



301,773 44 



Summary of Interest and flaturing Debt. 





Appropriation 


Expenditures 


Balance 


Interest on Temporary Loans 


$6,500 00 


$6,190 98 


$309 02 




13,981 62 


I3.37S 52 


603 10 


Interest on Sewer Bonds 


9,47s c6 


9,325 75 


i5» 3 1 


Interest on Metropolitan Assessment . 


3,561 90 


3.561 90 








51,300 00 




Sewer Bonds 


14,650 00 


14,650 00 








466 01 






357 43 


357 43 






$100,295 02 


$99,230 59 


$1,064 43 



Amount carried forward, $621,039 23 



16 



242 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward, 
Agency. 

State Tax . 
County Tax 
Highway Tax 
Bureau Statistics 



$621,039 23 



$34,760 00 
24,699 12 
1,490 00 
437 47 



61,386 59 



Cemetery Lots, Investment Funds. 

Perpetual Care Funds . 



956 88 



Trust Funds. 



Joanna Morse Library Fund 
Phillips Medal Fund . 
Cemetery Lots Fund . 



Refunds. 

Tar and Sewer 



$234 00 

3 56 
56 00 



293 56 
21 80 



NON-REVENUE. 
Humphrey Street Sewer. 



Advertising . 
Labor and pipe 
Contract 
Pans 



$44 80 
63 92 
3,400 00 
6 00 



3,514 72 



Advertising 

Contract 

Pipe and Labor 

Pans 

Castings 



Lodge Road Sewer. 



$21 90 
329 00 
12 74 
6 00 
4 00 



373 64 



Advertising 
Contract 
Labor . 
Manholes 
Supplies 



Essex Street Sewer. 



$30 40 
752 60 

' 3 33 
32 00 
10 98 



S29 31 



Eastern Sewer Extension. 



Advertising 
Easement Fees 
Contract on account 



$33 30 
61 50 
1,000 00 



1,094 8° 



Amount carried forward, 



$689,510 53 



9*7] 



ACCOUNTANT S REPORT, 



2 43 



Amount brought forward, 



$689,510 53 



Greenwood Avenue Sewer. 



Advertising 
Pipe . 
Excavating . 
Manholes 
Extra work . 
Pipe and fitting 
Inspector 
Pans 



$6 00 
349 80 
1,003 50 
120 00 
31 00 

19 09 

20 00 

21 90 



i,57i 29 



Advertising 
Pipe and labor 
Catch basins 
Manholes 
Extra work 
Inspector 



Thomas and Shaw Road, Drain. 



$21 90 
996 40 
137 00 
350 00 
154 10 
56 33 



i,7i5 73 



Marshall Street Drain. 



Advertising 

Concrete 

Steel 

Extra work . 
Inspector 
Cement and sand 



Advertising 
Pipe 

Manholes 
Excavating 
Extra work , 
Inspection 
Sewer pans 
Pipe and labor 



V 



Roy Street Sewer. 



$20 50 
910 00 
60 00 
6 00 
40 00 
35 08 



$21 90 
489 20 
245 00 
530 40 
37 20 

11 68 

12 00 
129 37 



1,071 58 



,476 75 



Pipe 

Manholes 
Excavating 
Sewer pans 



Hill Crest Circle Sewer. 



$158 25 
50 00 
94 20 
3 o° 



305 45 



Advertising 
Contract 
Labor . 
Pipe . 
Pans 



Greenwood Terrace Sewer. 



$22 60 
2,288 75 
60 00 
6 72 
9 00 



2,3 8 7 °7 



Amount carried forward, 



$698,038 40 



244 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward, 

Bay View Avenue Sewer. 



$698,038 40 



Pipe 

Excavating . 
Manholes 
Labor and pipe 



$617 50 
1,976 00 
245 00 
10 94 



2,849 



Contract 
Pipe and labor 
Sewer pans . 



Cedar Hill Terrace Sewer. 



$1,727 95 
35 65 
10 00 



1,773 60 



Pipe and manholes 
Excavating . 
Pipe and labor 



Banks Road Sewer. 



$114 40 

255 50 
9 12 



379 02 



Military Equipment. 

Donation 101st U. S. Field Artil- 
lery . ^ 

Comfort kits and musical instru- 
ments 

Shaving kits and cards, etc. 

Worsted yarns .... 



$300 00 

173 61 
805 26 
224 94 



1,503 81 



Teaming 



Bradlee Avenue Water Main. 



18 25 



Cedar Hill Terrace Water Hain. 



Pipe . 
Labor 
Teaming 
Repairing boiler 
Sea weed 



$402 97 

75 75 
12 00 
32 03 
6 00 



528 75 



Contract 

Pipe 

Labor 



Orient Court Water flain. 



$227 76 
1,036 74 
85 50 



1,350 00 



Contract 

Pipe 

Labor 



Palmer Avenue Water Main. 



$i77 50 
904 00 
63 00 



1,144 50 



Amount carried forward, 



$707,585 77 



1917] accountant's report. 

Amount brought forward, 

Han ton Road Water Main. 

Contract $226 56 

Pipe ...... 816 44 

Labor 57 00 

Emergency Water Fund. 

Labor 

NON-REVENUE. 
Arbutus Road Water flain. 

Contract $563 56 

Pipe 470 66 

Labor 39 00 

Teaming 9 00 

Sargent Road Water flain. 

Contract . . . . . . $325 24 

Pipe 245 73 

Labor 25 50 

Teaming ..... 5 00 

Prospect Avenue Water Main. 

Contract $550 00 

Pipe 646 28 

Labor 27 00 

Teaming 15 00 

Aspen Road Water /lain. 

Advertising .... $5 35 

Contract 611 20 

Pipe 999 19 

Labor ...... 52 50 

Teaming 6 91 

Claremont Terrace Water Haiti. 

Contract $224 66 

p »pe • 1,075 95 

Labor 99 39 

Bellevue Road Water Main. 

Contract . . . . . $48 00 

Pipe • 31° 3 6 

Labor ...... 39 00 



2 45 

$707,585 77 



1,100 00 



47 01 



1,082 22 



601 47 



1,238 28 



1,675 15 



1,400 00 



397 36 



Amount carried forward, 



$715,127 26 



246 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward, 



$715,127 26 



Buena Vista Avenue Water Jlain. 



Advertising 
Contract 
Pipe 
Labor . 



Advertising 
Contract 
Pipe 
Labor . 



Advertising 



Hagnolia Road Water flain. 



Phillips Circle Water Main. 



$5 35 
602 42 

559 73 
48 00 



$5 35 
71 1 20 

637 30 
57 00 



1,215 50 



1,410 85 



5 35 



Mi I let t Road Water [lain. 

Contract 

Pipe 

Labor ...... 

Hillcrest Circle Water Main. 

Contract 

Labor 

Pipe and fittings .... 



$350 00 
310 42 
27 00 



$255 00 
30 00 
223 74 



Sewer Pumping Station. 

Advertising $43 80 

Labor 15 78 

Express 9 00 

Contract basin .... 4,800 00 

Water proofing .... 100 00 

Pipe and fittings .... 766 86 

Power Equipment Co. . . 789 98 

Masonry 400 00 

Carpentry 112 37 

Skylight . . . . . 550 00 



Cedar Hill Terrace Construction. 



Labor . 

Teams 

Blasting 

Sharpening tools 
Posts . 



$2,916 00 
789 00 

739 4 1 
24 80 
28 82 



Humphrey Street flacadam. 



Contract 

Labor 

Teams 



$435 00 
185 10 
81 00 



687 42 



508 74 



7.587 79 



4,498 03 



701 10 



A /no/tut carried forward, 



$731,742 04 



191 7] accountant's report. 247 

Amount brought forward, $731,742 04 

Combination Hook and Ladder. 



Balance contract 



2,000 00 



Transfers. 



Contingent to Legislative . 

Contingent to Selectmen 

Contingent to Auditing 

Contingent to Treasury 

Contingent to Collector of Taxes, 

Contingent to Election and Regis- 
tration .... 

Contingent to Sealer of Weights 
and Measures 

Contingent to Fire Horses 

Contingent to Forest Warden 

Contingent to Dog Officer . 

Contingent to Highway Pension, 

Contingent to Soldiers' Exemp- 
tion ..... 

Contingent to Cemetery 

Contingent to Marshall Street 
Drain 

Contingent to Interest Sewer 
Bonds 

Contingent to Refuse and Garbage 

Premium notes and bonds to 

general debt maturing 
Special revenue to general debt 

maturing .... 



$122 71 
398 60 
6 46 
39 7i 

57 11 

293 45 

10 05 
5 80 
44 !6 
31 00 
211 31 

54 79 
214 04 

7i 58 

5 56 

58 52 



$437 67 
904 18 



,624 85 



i»34i 85 



Trust and Investment Punds. 



Phillips Medal Fund Interest 
Joanna Morse Library Fund 

Interest 

A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund, 

private interest 
A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund, 

general interest 
Cemetery Lots Fund Interest 



Balance January 1, 1918 



$58 45 
299 18 

5 53 



10 
298 



672 98 



$737»38i 72 
36,704 40 



$774,086 12 



The following bills are reported unpaid at the close of fiscal year as 
required by Section 4, Chapter 624, of the Acts of 1910 : 



Park . . $22 55 

Law 207 02 

Town Hall 65 31 

Health 178 bo 

Fire 149 26 

School ......... 843 84 



2 -J.S 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Summary of Non-Revenue. 

Appropriation Expenditures Balance Overdraft 







$1,106 


37 


$1,082 


22 


$24 is 








38 


601 


47 


34 9i 


Prospect .Avenue Water IVCain . . 




1,308 


37 


1,235 


2S 


70 09 






2^75 


S? 


'.675 


IS 


500 73 


Hradlee Avenue Water Main • • 




,0 


2 5 


19 


Z S 




ppHor Will Tprro re* Waf»r Moin 

v^cuar rain xcrrd.ee vv atcr iviam • 






75 


C }R 

5 23 


75 








1 >35° 


00 




00 








1,150 


00 


1,144 


5° 


S 5° 








00 


O07 


42 


12 58 










I.IOO 






Clarcmont Terrace *\^fater lVTain « 




.4 


00 


I,400 


00 








Q 2 S 


00 


397 


3° 


S 2 7 °4 


Buena Vista A^venue Water Main 




1,300 


00 


1.215 


5° 


84 50 






* 


00 


1,410 


<sr 
»5 


1&9 15 








00 


5 


35 


994 °S 






520 


27 


5OO 


74 


11 S3 






l »S93 


7 1 


47 


01 


1 '54 6 7° 


Cedar Hill Terrace Construction • 




4,500 


00 


4,498 


°3 


1 97 


Humphrey Street Macadam ■ ■ . 




°93 




701 


10 


192 77 






. 2,000 


OO 


^S^ 


c , 
31 


496 19 






3»4 5 ° 




2,549 


44 


638 56 






3> 10 6 


3° 


i>773 


60 


1,42a 70 






450 


00 


379 


02 


70 98 






3>5°° 


00 


1,476 


75 


2.023 25 






35°. 


00 


3°S 


45 


44 55 






3,000 


00 


2 .387 


07 


612 93 






2 008 


00 


I.57 1 


29 


436 7' 


Thomas and Shaw Roads Drain • 




. 1 ,800 


00 


I »7 I S 


73 


84 27 






,000 




1 ,071 


5^ 








4» 2 S9 


62 


3.5*4 


7 Z 


744 9° 






700 


00 


373 


64 


326 36 






M5° 




0*9 


3' 


620 69 






1 9»9 2 S 


00 


1,094 


SO 


18,830 20 






12,000 


00 


7.S87 


79 


4,412 21 






2,000 


00 


2,O0O 


00 




Humphrey Street ^Videning" 






3 2 






S3 1 32 


Macadam Pavement 




7 


40 






7 40 






138 


S3 






138 82 






. 2 


75 






2 75 






268 


•3 






268 13 






. 21 


3' 






21 31 






700 


00 






700 00 






466 


00 






460 00 






$87,06} 


50 


$50,043 


98 


$37,091 10 



Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR C. WIDGER, 



Town Accountant. 

Swampscott, Mass., December 31, 1917. 



1917] accountant's report. 249 

Summary of Departments. 



Appropriation Transfers Expenditures Balance 







$928 


04 


$19,487 


81 


$255 23 






4* 


05 


42,244 


27 


78 78 






58 


52 


15.031 


91 


1,576 61 






211 


31 


53.820 


74 


1.363 57 






610 


00 


8,172 


S6 


1.737 04 










75.410 


82 


649 7 6 






54 


79 


13,139 


18 


4.180 55 






210 


74 


57.002 


68 


760 34 




Accrued Interest 










177 


24 


32,462 


7' 


1,064 43 






5»755 


52 


Si.300 


00 












14,650 


00 












466 


01 












357 


43 






$386,165 62 


$8,047 


21 


$382,546 


52 3 


>i 1,666 31 



25° 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



TOWN OF SWAnPSCOTT. 

Balance Sheet, December 31, 1917. 
Accounts Current. 

Asset Accounts. 

Cash : 

In Banks and Offices 
Uncollected Taxes, 1916 . 
Uncollected Taxes, 1917 . 



Uncollected Moth, 1916 . 
Uncollected Moth, 1917 . 



Uncollected Sidewalk, 1916 
Uncollected Sidewalk, 1917 



Uncollected Sewer Bills . 
Uncollected Sewer Apportioned, 1916 
Uncollected Sewer Apportioned, 1917 



Property taken for Taxes 
Tax Titles 



Outlay, 1916 

Water Accounts Receivable 



$114,063 51 



$18,795 40 
44,807 83 

$113 16 
389 90 

$721 99 
437 98 

$3,708 07 
28 42 
136 06 



$309 61 
214 62 



63,603 23 
503 O6 

i>i59 97 
3372 55 



524 23 
1,379 65 

6.1l6 A.2 



Debt. 

Net Bonded Debt $709,084 27 

Water Loan Sinking Fund .... 89,015 73 

$798,100 00 



Trust Funds. 

Cash and Securities $21,155 23 



Sewers and Sidewalks. 

Apportioned not due $3>°54 94 



Loans Authorized 



$11,500 00 



i9*7] 



ACCOUNTANT S REPORT. 



2 5 



TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. 

Balance Sheet, December 31, 1917. 
Accounts Current. 



Liability Accounts. 



Cash on Property taken for taxes 
Premium Notes and Bonds 

Revenue 

Special Revenue 

Water Revenue 

Water Department balance 

Reserve from Overlay 

Overlay, 1917 .... 

Excess and Deficiency 

Temporary Loans 

Cedar Hill Terrace Land Damage 

Mexican Aid. 

Library Building 

Library Bequest 

Library Bequest 

Park 

Municipal Insurance 
Nettie Smith Pension Fund 
Military Equipment 

Non-Revenue : 

Humphrey Street Widening 
Macadam Pavement 
Greenwood Avenue Sewer 
King Street Sewer . 
Stetson Avenue Drain 
Humphrey Street Sewer 
Mudge Brook . 
High School Addition 
Humphrey Street Macadam 
Eastern Sewer . 
Hillcrest Circle Water Pipe 
Galloupe's Point Water Pipe 
Arbutus Road Water Pipe 
Sargent Road Water Pipe 
Stimpson Road Water Pipe 
Prospect Avenue Water Pipe 
Aspen Road Water Pipe 
Cedar Hill Terrace Sewer 
Emergency Water . 
Bay View Avenue Sewer 
Pumping Station Equipment 
Essex Street Sewer 
Banks Road Sewer . 
Hillcrest Circle Sewer 
Palmer Avenue Water Pipe 
Millett Road Water Pipe 



$6,316 42 
760 34 



$183 00 
45 00 
543 7i 
1,000 00 
1 ,000 00 
75 00 
402 00 
50 00 
469 19 



$53i 32 
7 40 
436 71 
138 82 

2 75 
744 90 
268 13 
21 31 
192 77 
18,830 20 

11 53 
700 00 

24 i5 
34 9i 
460 00 
70 09 

500 73 
1,422 70 
1,546 70 
638 56 
4,412 21 
620 69 
70 98 
44 55 
5 5° 

12 58 



$132 34 
409 38 

8,892 78 
562 46 



7,076 76 
3,095 92 
469 88 
3*034 18 
50,000 00 



3 »794 90 



Amount carried forward, 



$77,468 60 



-5 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Amount carried forward, 

Phillips Circle Water Pipe 
Buena Vista Avenue Water Pipe 
Cedar Hill Terrace Construction 
Bellevue Road Water Pipe 
Lodge Road Water Pipe 
Roy Street Sewer 
Magnolia Road Water Pipe 
Greenwood Terrace Sewer 
Thomas and Shaw Road, Drain 



$77,468 60 



994 65 
84 50 
1 97 
527 64 
326 36 
.02 3 25 
189 15 
612 93 
84 27 



36,594 9i 
$114,063 51 



Accounts. 



Permanent Improvement Notes 

Sewer Bonds, Serial 

Water Bonds, Serial 

Water Bonds, Sinking Fund . 



$312,000 00 
234,600 00 
101,500 00 
150,000 00 



$798,100 00 



Phillips School Medal Fund . 
Joanna Morse Library Fund^, . 
A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund, Private 
A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund, General 
Cemetery Lots Investment Funds . 
Municipal Insurance 



$1,718 60 
7>i3i 85 
230 45 
267 1 1 
8,307 22 
3,500 00 



$21,155 23 



Apportioned Sewers, 1918, 1927 
Apportioned Sidewalk, 1918, 1921 



$2,328 81 
726 13 



$3^54 94 



Essex Street Pavement 



$11,500 00 



[ 9 i7] 



TREASURER S REPORT. 



2 53 



Notes Payable. 



Date 
of Note. 



May 

Sly 
»! y 



\i ay 

tree. 
D eC . 
July 
Juy 
July 

J»iy 

Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug 
Aug 
Aug 
Aug 
Aug 
Aug 
Aug 



25, 1904 
15, 1905 
15, 1905 
15, 1905 
15, 1905 
15, 1905 
15, 1905 
15, 1905 
14, 1908 
14, 1908 
14, 1^08 
19, 1908 
6, 1909 
1, 1910 
1, 1910 
1, 1910 
1, 1910 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
1. 1911 
1, 1911 
. 1,1911 
. 1,1911 
1, 1911 
1, 1911 
. 1,1911 
. 1,1911 



To whom payable. 


Amount 


i Class. 


Time 
in Yrs. 


Rate. 


When 
payable. 


L<ynn Inst. Sav gs 


1?A £aa aa 
4>O,000 00 


A 


20 




Q «A 1 AA 

OO-IOO 


May 25, 1924 


Com. of IVfass. 


Q Qrtrt AA 

o,o00 00 


B 


13 


3 50-100 


July 


15, 191S 


Com. of Mass. 


Q QAA AA 
£>,oUU 00 


B 


14 


*} £A 1 AA 

00—100 


July 


15, 1919 


Com. of Mass. 


•3 QAA AA 

o,o00 00 


B 


15 


Q £A 1 AA 

00-100 


July 


15, 1920 


Com. of Mass. 


qaa t\f\ 
0,000 00 


B 


16 


O £A 1 AA 
O 0<)— 100 


July 


15, 1921 


Com. of Mass. 


Q QAA AA 
O,O00 OO 


B 


17 


Q £A 1 AA 

O 00— 100 


July 


15, 1922 


Com. of Mass. 


«>AA AA 

O,o00 00 


B 


18 


Q £A "1 AA 

00-100 


July 


15, 1923 


Com. of Mass. 


QAA AA 

o,<J00 00 


B 


19 


3 50-100 


July 


15, 1924 


L. 5c. Sav'gs Bank 


1 A AAA AA 
10,000 00 


B 


15 


3 75-100 


May 


14, 1923 


L. 5c. Sav'gfs Bank 


4 KAA AA 
4,500 00 


D 


10 


3 75-100 


May 


H, 191S 


L. 5c Sav'gs Bank 


1 AAA AA 
1,000 00 


E 


10 


3 75-100 


May 


14, 1918 


L. 5c. Sav'gs Bank 


£» flAA AA 
O,t)00 00 


G 


10 


nz. 1 AA 
70-100 


Dec. 


19, 1918 


Com. of Mass. 


G CAA A A 

6,500 00 


A 


10 


4 


Dec. 


6, 1919 


Com. of Mass. 


1,0"0 00 


A 


8 


4 


July 


1, 191* 


Com. of Mass. 


1 AAA AA 

1,000 00 


A 


8 


4 


July 


1, 1918 


Com. of Mass. 


1,000 00 


A 


9 


4 


July 


1, 1919 


Com. of Mass. 


500 00 


A 


9 


4 


Julv 


1, 1919 


1st NJat'l Bk., Boston 


1 AAA AA 
1,000 00 


B 


7 


4 


Aug. 


1, 1918 




1 AAA AA 

1,000 00 


B 


7 


4 





1, 1918 




1,000 00 


B 


7 


4 


«« 


1, 1918 


<< «< 


1,000 00 


B 


7 


4 


" 


1, 1918 




1 AAA AA 

1 000 00 


B 


7 


4 


«« 


1, 1918 




1,000 00 


B 


8 


4 


«» 


1. 1919 




1,000 00 


B 


8 


4 


«« 


1, 1919 




1,000 00 


B 


8 


4 


«< 


1, 1919 




1,000 00 


B 


8 


4 


«« 


1, 1919 




1 000 00 


B 


8 


4 


'< 


1, 1919 




1,000 00 


B 


9 


4 


'< 


1, 1920 




1 AAA AA 

1,000 00 


B 


9 


4 




1, 1920 




1,000 00 


B 


9 


4 


" 


1, 1920 




1,000 00 


B 


9 


4 


«« 


1, 19*0 




1,000 00 


B 


10 


4 


«« 


1, 1921 




1 AAA 11 A 

1,000 vv 


B 


10 


4 


«« 


1, 1921 




1,000 00 


B 


10 


4 


«« 


1, 1921 


1 1 it 


1,000 00 


B 


10 


4 


• « 


1, 1921 




1,000 00 


B 


11 


4 




1, 1922 




1.000 00 


R 


11 


4 


«« 


1, 1922 




1,000 00 


B 


11 


4 




1, 1922 




1,000 0i> 


B 


11 


4 




1, 1922 


<< ft 


1,000 00 


B 


12 


4 




1, 1923 


tt it it 


1,000 00 


B 


12 


4 




1, 1923 




1,000 00 


B 


12 


4 




1, 1923 


" **■ " 


1,000 00 


B 


12 


4 




1, 1923 


It «« 1 


1,000 00 


B 


13 


4 




1, 1924 


.'! !! 


1 000 00 


B 


13 


4 




1, 1924 




1,000 00 


B 


13 


4 




1, 1924 




1 Ann aa 

l,OUU 00 


B 


13 


4 




1, 1924 




1,000 00 


R 


14 


4 




1, 1925 




1.000 00 


B 


14 


4 




1, 1925 




1,000 00 


B 


14 


4 




1, 1925 




1,000 00 


B 


14 


4 




1, 1925 


(( IC (( 


1.000 00 


B 


15 


4 




1, 1926 




1,000 00 


B 


15 


4 




1, 1926 




1,000 00 


B 


16 


4 




1, 1926 




1,000 00 


B 


15 


4 




1, 1926 


•C <( tt 


1,000 00 


B 


16 


4 




1, 1927 




1,000 00 


B 


16 


4 




1. 1927 


•i (I tt 


1,000 00 


B 


16 


4 




1, 1927 




1,000 00 


R 


16 


4 




1, 1927 




1,000 00 


B 


17 


4 




1, 1928 




1.000 00 


B 


17 


4 




1, 1928 




1,000 00 


B 


17 


4 




1, 1928 




1,000 00 


B 


17 


4 




1, 1928 




1,000 00 


B 


18 


4 




1, 1929 



254 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



NOTES PAYABLE. — Continued. 





Date 


I 


1 

* 


(1 >- 




When 


No. 


of Note. 


To whom payable. 


Amount. 






Kate. 










(J 






payable. 


78 


Aug. 1,1911 


1st Nat'l Bk., Boston 


$1,000 00 


B 


18 


4 


Aug. 1, 1929 
1, 1929 


79 


Aug. 1,1911 




1,000 00 


B 


18 


4 


80 


Aug. 1, 1911 




1 000 00 


B 


18 


4 


*' 1, 1929 


SI 


Aug. 1, 1911 


'1 000 00 


B 


19 


4 


" 1, 1930 


82 


Aug. 1, 1911 




1,000 00 


B 


19 


4 


" 1, 1930 


83 


Aug. 1,1911 


II II 


1,000 00 


B 


19 


4 


" 1, 1930 


84 


Aug. 1, 1911 


II M K 


1,000 00 


B 


19 


4 


" 1, 1930 


85 


Aug. 1,1911 


« II tt 


1,000 00 


B 


2 


4 


" 1, 1931 


86 


Aug. 1, 1911 


(1 II it 


i|ooo 00 


B 


20 


4 


1,1931 


87 


Aug 1, 1911 


ft tt ti 


1,000 00 


B 


20 


4 


" 1, 1931 


88 


Aug. 1, 1911 


It tt it 


1,000 00 


B 


20 


4 


M 1, 1931 


6 


May 1, 1912 


Com'wealth of Mass 


1,000 00 


B 


6 


4 


May 1, 1918 


7 


May 1, 1912 




900 00 


B 


7 


4 


1, 1919 


6 


May 1, 1912 


11 << 


500 00 


K 


6 


4 


1, 1918 


7 


May 1, 1912 


11 11 


500 00 


K 


7 


4 


1, 1919 


8 


May 1, 1912 


II X 


500 00 


K 


8 


4 


1, 1920 


9 


May 1, 1912 


II !• 


500 00 


K 


9 

10 


4 


1, 1921 


10 


May 1, 1912 


II 11 


500 00 


K 


4 


1, 1922 


6 


May 1, 1912 


II II 


200 00 


L 


6 


4 


1, 1918 


7 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


7 


4 


1, 1919 


8 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


8 


4 


1, 1920 


9 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


9 

10 


4 


1, 1921 


10 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


4 


1, 1922 


11 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


H 


4 


1, 19^3 


12 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


12 


4 


1, 1924 


13 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


13 


4 


'i 1, 1925 


14 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


14 


4 


1,1926 


15 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


15 


4 


1, 1927 


16 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


16 


4 


1, 1928 


17 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


17 


4 


" 1, 1929 


18 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


18 


4 


'« 1, 1930 


19 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


19 


4 


•« 1,1931 


20 


May 1, 1912 




200 oO 


L 


20 


4 


" 1, 1932 


21 


Mav 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


21 


4 


1, 1933 


22 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


22 


4 


" 1, 1934 


23 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


23 


4 


" 1, 1935 


24 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


24 


4 


" 1, 1936 


25 


May 1,1912 




200 00 


L 


25 


4 


" 1, 1937 


26 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


26 


4 


1, 1938 


27 


May 1, 1912 


200 00 


L 


27 


4 


1, 1939 


28 


May 1, 1912 


" " 200 00 


L 


28 


4 


1, 1940 


29 


May 1, 1912 




200 00 


L 


29 


4 


1, 1941 


6 


Sept. 1, 1912 




100 00 


L 


6 


4 


Sept. 1, 1918 


7 


Sept. 1, 1912 




500 00 


F 


7 


4 


1, 1919 


6 


Sept. 1, 1912 




500 00 


F 


6 


4 


" 1, 1918 


7 


Sept. 1, 1912 




500 00 


B 




4 


" 1, 1919 


6 


Sept. 1, 1912 




500 00 


B 1 


6 


4 


1, 1918 


7 


Sept. 1, 1912 




500 00 


B 


7 


4 


1, 1919 


8 


Sept. 1, 1912 




500 00 


B 


8 


4 


1, 1920 


6 


Nov. 1,1912 


1 st Nat'l Bk., Boston 


500 00 


M 1 


6 


4 


" 1, 191S 


6 


Dec. 1, 1912 


Com'wealth of Mass. 


100 00 


N 


5 


4 


Dec. 1, 1918 


7 


Dec. 1, 1912 


100 00 


N 1 


7 


4 


1,1919 


8 


Dec. 1, 1912 




100 00 


N j 


8 


4 


1, 1920 


9 


Dec. 1, 1912 




100 00 \ 


N 


9 


4 


1, 1921 


10 


Dec. 1, 1912 




100 00 1 


N 


10 


4 


1, 1922 


6 


July 1, 1913 


1st Nat'l Bk., Boston 


500 00 


O 1 




4> 2 


July 1, 191S 
1, 1919 


7 


July 1, 1913 




600 00 ' 


O I 


6 


4V 2 


8 


July 1, 1913 




500 00 ! 


° 


7 


41 / 2 


1, 1920 


9 


July 1, 1913 




500 00 





8 


4 l / 2 


1, 1921 


10 


July 1, 1913 




500 00 j 


O 1 


9 




1, 1922 


11 


July 1, 1913 




500 00 ! 


O 1 


10 


4>£ 


1, 1923 


12 


July 1, 1913 


! 500 00 ! 


O | 


11 


4^ 

4y 2 


1,1924 


13 


July 1, 1913 


500 00 


° 1 


12 


1, 1925 


14 


July 1, 1913 


500 00 ! 


O | 


13 


4^ 


" 1, 1926 


15 


July 1, 1913 


" " " 500 00 | 


81 


14 


4^ 


1, 1927 


16 


July 1,1913 


500 00 I 




15 


4% 


1, 1928 


17 


July 1, 1913 


" " " 1 500 00 




16 


4V 2 


1, 1929 


18 


[uly 1, 1913 




500 00 


8 I 


17 


4V 2 


1, 1930 


19 


[uly 1, 1913 




500 00 ! 





18 


4% 


1, 1931 


20 


uly 1, 1913 




500 00 [ 


o\ 


19 




1, 1932 


21 


[uly 1,1913 




500 00 




10 


it 


1, 1933 


5 


uly 1, 1913 




500 00 


p 


5 


4V 2 


1, 1918 



1917] treasurer's REPORT. 2^ 



NOTES PAYABLE. — Continued. 





Date of 








3) 1/1 

s£ 




When 








To whom payable. 


Amount. 






Rate. 




No. 


Note. 







Ph r 

.£ 




payable. 


6 


hi W; 


1, 1913 


1st Nat'l Bk., Boston 


$500 00 


p 


6 


4y 2 


1, 1919 


7 


July 


1, 1913 




400 00 


p 


7 


31 


" 1, 1920 


12 




1, 1913 


" " " j 1,000 00 


p 


5 


4V 2 


1, 1918 


13 


fu v 


1, 1913 


" 1,000 00 


p 


6 


4^ 

4y 2 


" 1, 1919 


14 


lulv 


1, 1913 


" " " 1,000 00 


p 


7 


" 1, 1920 


15 


luv 


1, 1913 




1,000 00 


p 


8 


4V 2 


" 1, 1921 


16 


jujy 


1> 1913 


« II II 


1,000 00 


p 


9 




' 1 1, 1922 


17 


lulv 


1, 1913 




1,000 00 


p 


10 


4y 2 


" 1, 1923 


5 


July 


1, 1913 




1,000 00 


Q 


5 


4Vo 


" 1, 1918 


6 


July 


1, 1913 




1,000 00 


a 


6 


4% 


1, 1919 


7 


1, 1913 




1.000 00 


3: 


7 


4y 2 


1, 1920 


8 




1, 1913 




1,000 00 


q: 


8 


4% 


1, 1921 


9 


JUly 


1, 1913 


1 II 


5 00 


Q. 


9 


4i / 2 


" 1, 1922 


7 


^ ov. 


1, 1913 


" " " 


500 00 


R 


5 


4 


Sov. 1,1918 


8 


ov. 


1, 1913 




500 00 


R 


6 


4 


" 1, 1919 


9 


ov. 


1, 1913 




500 00 


K 


7 


4 


" 1, 1920 


10 


•J ov. 


1, 1913 




500 00 


R 


8 


4 


1, 1921 


11 


IN OV. 


1, 1913 




500 00 


R 


9 


4 


" 1, 1922 


12 


N OV. 


1, 1913 


" " " 


500 00 


R 


10 


4 


1, 1923 


13 


Nov. 


1, 1913 




500 00 


R 


11 


4 


1, 1924 


14 


■>lov. 


1, 1913 


i II II 


500 00 


R 


12 


4 


" 1, 1925 


15 


JNOv. 


1, 1913 


" " " 


500 00 


R 


13 


4 


1, 1926 


16 


Nov. 


1, 1913 


«( <( 


500 00 


R 


14 


4 


1, 1927 


17 


Nov. 


1, 1913 


1 (< 


500 00 


K 


15 


4 


1,1928 


18 


Nov. 


1, 1913 


" " " 


500 00 


R 


16 


4 


" 1, 1929 


19 


N ov. 


1, 1913 




500 00 


R 


17 


4 


1, 1930 


20 


Nov. 


1, 1913 


t II 


500 00 


R 


18 


4 


1, 1931 


21 


Nov. 


1, 1913 


«< << <> 


500 00 


R 


19 


4 


1, 1932 


22 


Nov. 


1, 1913 


" " " 


500 00 


R 


20 


4 


" 1, 1933 


55 


June 


1, 1914 




1.000 00 


s 


4 


4 


June 1, 1918 


56 


June 


1, 1914 


« << II 


1,000 00 


s 


4 


4 


" 1, 1918 


57 


June 


1, 1914 


<( II II 


500 00 


s 


4 


4 


" 1, 1918 


58 


June 


1, 1914 


<< II II 


1,000 00 


s 


5 


4 


" 1, 1919 


59 


June 


1, 1914 


II _ II II 


1,000 00 


s 


5 


4 


1, 1919 


60 


June 


1, 1914 


II II II 


500 00 


s 


5 


4 


1, 1919 


61 


June 


1, 1914 


1 II 


1,000 00 


s 


6 


4 


1, 1920 


62 


June 


1, 1914 


II II II 


1,000 00 


s 


f. 


4 


1,1920 


63 


June 


1, 1914 


II II II 


500 00 




6 


4 


1, 1920 


61 


June 


1, 1914 


II II II 


1,000 00 


s 


7 


4 


1, 1921 


65 


June 


1, 1914 


II II II 


1,000 00 

qOO 00 


s 




4 


1, 1921 


66 


June 


1, 1914 


{< II i 


s 


7 


4 


1, 1921 


67 


\ u z 


1, 1914 


• 1 II <l 


1,000 00 


s 


8 


4 


1, 1922 


68 


June 


1, 1914 


II « II 


1,000 00 


s 


8 


4 


1, 1922 


69 


June 


1, 1914 


II t II 


500 00 


s 


8 


4 


" 1, 1922 
" I, 1923 


70 


June 


1, 1914 


II II II 


1,000 ' 


s 


9 


4 


71 


June 


1, 1914 


II II II 


1,000 00 


s 


9 


4 


1, 1923 


72 


June 


1, 1914 


II II 41 


500 00 


s 


9 


4 


1, 1923 


73 


June 


1, 1914 


" " " 


l,00o 00 


s 


10 


4 


1, 1924 


74 


June 


1, 1614 


II II II 


1,000 00 


s 


10 


4 


" 1, 1924 


75 


June 


1, 1914 




500 00 


s 


10 


4' 


" 1, 1924 


76 


June 


1, 1914 


" " ii 


1,000 00 


s 


11 


4 


1, 1925 


77 


June 


1, 1914 




1,000 00 


s 


11 


4 


1, 1925 


78 


June 


1, 1914 




500 00 


s 


11 


4 


" 1, 1925 


79 


June 


1, 1914 




1,000 00 


s 


12 


4 


" 1, 1926 


80 


June 


1, 19 4 




1,000 00 


s 


12 


4 


1, 1926 


81 


June 


1 , 1914 




500 00 


s 


12 


4 


'« 1, 1926 


82 


June 


1, 1914 




1,000 


s 


13 


4 


1, 1927 


83 


June 


1, 1914 




1,000 00 


s 


13 


4 


1, 1927 


84 


June 


1, 1914 




• c 00 00 


s 


13 


4 


" X, 1927 


85 


June 


1, 1914 




1,000 00 


s 


14 


4 


" I, 192S 


86 


June 


1, 1914 




1,000 00 


s 


14 


4 


" 1,1928 


87 


June 


1, 1914 




500 00 


s 


14 


4 


1, 1928 


88 


June 


1, 1914 




1,000 Oo 


s 


15 


4 


" 1, 1929 


89 


June 


1, 1914 




1/ 00 00 


s 


15 


4 


1, 1929 


90 


June 


1, 1914 




500 00 


s 


15 


4 


1, 1929 


91 


June 


1, 1914 




1.000 00 


s 


16 


4 


1, 1920 


92 


June 


1, 1614 




1,090 00 


s 


16 


4 


1, 1930 


93 


June 


1, 1614 




500 00 


s 


16 


4 


1, 1930 


94 


June 


1, 1914 




1,000 00 


s 


17 


4 


1,1931. 


95 


June 


1, 1914 




1,000 00 


s 


17 


4 


1, 1931 


96 


June 


1, 1914 


II II II 


500 00 


s 


17 


4 


1, 1931 


97 


June 


1, 1914 




1,000 00 


s 


18 


4 


1, 1932 



2^6 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 31 



NOTES PAYABLE. — Continued. 





Date of 








10 


• 

.5 ^ 




When 


No. 






To whom payable. 


Amount. 


rt 


Rate. 








Note. 








u 


He 




payable. 


98 


June 


T . IOIA 

i, iyi^ 


1st Nat'l Bk., 


Boston 


$1,000 00 


s 


18 


4 


Tune 


*i *93 z 


99 




I, 1914 




11 


500 00 


s 


iS 


4 


'» '932 


100 


J une 


1 . IQI4. 


11 «< 


11 


1,000 00 


s 


i9 


4 


M 


1 I Oil 


101 




x 9*4 


<< K 


11 


1,000 00 


s 


i9 


4 


II 


r > '933 


102 


J une 


1 IO A. 


(1 II 


• 1 


500 00 


s 


19 


4 


M 


J y33 


"03 


-June 


1, 1914 


II • • 


<< 


1, coo 00 


s 


20 


4 


II 


1, J 93 4 


104 




1, 19*4 


l« II 


i< 


1,000 00 


s 


20 


4 




J » '934 


!05 


J une 


I IOl/l 


II << 


<> 


500 00 


s 


2 o 


4 


II 


1 1021 


no 


J une 


1. 101a 






1,000 00 


T 


4 


4 


11 


1, 1918 
1, 1918 


117 


J une 




tl II 




1,000 00 


T 


4 


4 


« 




June 








1,000 00 


T 


4 


4 


(1 


1, 1918 


119 


J une 


1, ^9'4 






1,000 00 


T 


5 


4 


II 


1, I9'9 


120 


J une 


I . IOI ± 






1 ,000 00 


T 


5 


4 


« 


1, 1919 


121 




1, 1914 






1,000 00 


T 


5 


4 


Oct. 


' » 19 '9 


158 


Oct. 


1, I9H 






2,000 00 


S 


4 






1 59 


Oct! 


I. 1UU 






2,000 00 


S 


5 


4V2 
4^ 




1, 1919 


160 


Oct. 


1 , 1914 


II II 




2,000 00 


s 


6 


n 


1, 1920 


161 


Oct. 




II it 




2,000 00 


s 


7 


4% 


«i 




162 


Oct. 


1 , 1914 






2,000 00 


s 


8 


4Vs 


rt 


1' 1922 


'63 


Oct. 


I , 1914 






2,000 00 


s 


9 


4V2 


K 


1 1022 


164 


Oct. 


I lOIA 






2,000 00 


s 


IO 


4V2 


II 


I I Q2A 


188 


May 


I IOI c 


Com'wealth of Mass. 


1,000 00 


u 


3 


4 


May 


I, 191s 


189 




I IOi C 






1,000 00 


u 


3 


4 


I, 1918 


190 


May 


I IOI c 


ti 11 




1,000 00 


u 


4 


4 


u 


I IQIO 

* > *y*y 


191 




I IQI c 


11 11 




1,000 00 


u 


4 


4 


i« 


1 1010 


192 


VI a v 


^9*5 


11 «• 




1,000 00 


u 


5 


4 


11 




l 9i 


Mav 


*> '9"5 


• 


" 


1,000 00 


u 


5 




„ 


1 , 1920 


2<S 


Mav 


1 > !9*5 


1st Nat I Bk., 


Boston 


1,000 00 


V 


3 


%k 




1, 1918 


226 


May 


1 101 c 






1,000 00 


V 


3 


4V4 




1 1 1918 


227 


May 


I IOI c 






1,000 00 


V 


3 


4V4 




1, 101S 


228 


VTa^ 


'9*5 






1,000 00 


V 


4 


4V4 




1, i9'9 


229 




1 > ^915 


" 11 




1,000 00 


V 


4 


4V4 




1, 1910 


23O 


Ma 


i> i9'5 






1,000 00 


V 


4 


4V4 


11 


1, 1919 


-23 1 


VI 


J> *9'5 






1,000 00 


V 


5 


4% 


11 




332 


Mav 


1 toi c 


ii 11 




1,000 00 


V 


5 


4V4 


ii 


1, 1920 


2 33 


Via 


1 9 I 5 






I.OCO 00 


V 


5 


4V4 


H 


1, 1920 


2 34 


M • 


Ij 1915 






i.o^o 00 


V 


6 


4% 
4 1 /? 


II 


I' 1021 


2 3S 




J > 1 9 l S 






1,000 00 


V 


6 


„ 




236 


TV/T 


! > I 9 I S 






1,000 00 


V 


6 


4 1 /? 


(1 




2 37 


m 


1 > I 9 l 5 






1,000 00 


V 


7 


4% 


li 




238 


May 


1 > I 9 , 5 






1,000 00 


V 


7 


4% 


II 


i' 1922 


239 


May 


*» *y i o 


11 11 




1,000 00 


V 


7 


4V4 


|| 


1 , 1922 


240 


vr*^ 


*> *9'5 






1,000 00 


V 


8 
8 


4V4 


|| 


1 1 J 9 2 3 


241 




J » ! 9'5 






1,000 00 


V 


4Ji 


|| 


J > '923 


242 


M 


!j J9'5 






I,OuO 00 


V 


9 


4V4 


|| 


1, 1924 


243 


M 

Vln^ 


J > X 9 X 5 






1,000 00 


V 


9 


4V4 


|| 


1, 1924 


244 




J » I 9 I 5 






I,OOu 00 


V 


10 


4V4 


K 


i 102c 


245 


IM 


1, 191 5 






1,000 00 


V 


10 


4V4 


|| 


1 102c 


246 


1M 


J » !9 X 5 


ii 11 




1,000 00 


V 


11 


4V4 


li 


1' '^26 


247 




1, i9*5 






1,000 00 


V 


1 1 


4V4 
4V4 


<( 




248 


VI ^ 


*> 1 9 1 5 






1,000 00 


V 


12 


(( 


1 > *9 2 7 


249 




I 9 I 5 






1,000 00 


V 


12 


4% 


« 


1 , 1927 


250 


May 


*> I 9 I 5 






1,000 00 


V 


13 


4V4 


(, 


1 f 1Q2S 


251 


May 








1,000 00 


V 


13 


4V4 
A 


1( 


1 , 1928 


252 




i> i9*5 






1,000 00 


V 




4l 


1, 1929 


253 
254 


May 


i> 19*5 






1,000 00 


V 


14 


4V4 




1 , 1 929 


May 


i» i9<5 






1 ,003 00 


V 


15 


4 




1, 1930 


255 


May 


1, 1915 


ii ii 




1,000 Oi> 


V 


i5 




« 


1930 


256 


May 


1, 1915 






1 ,0. 00 


V 


16 


4V4 




i» 1931 


2 S7 


May 


J, 1915 






1,000 00 


V 


16 


4V4 
4% 




«. 1931 


258 


May 


i> 1915 






1,0 ">0 03 


V 


i7 




1, 1932 


259 


May 


1, 






1,000 00 


V 


\l 






• . 1932 


260 


May 


1. i9'5 






1,000 00 


V 




& 




»i 1933 




May 


1, 19 5 






1 ,000 00 


V 


18 






1933 


262 


May 


1, '9<5 






I,OCO 00 


V 


'9 


4 




*. 1934 


263 


May 


1, 1915 


ii ii 




1,000 00 


V 


19 


4 # 




>i 1934 


264 


May 


i» 1915 






1,000 00 


V 


20 


4 1 /* 




1 » 1935 


205 


May 


1, 1915 


11 11 




1,000 00 


V 


20 




1, 1935 


291 


May 


1, 1916 


ii 11 




1,000 00 


u 


2 


4 




1, 1918 


292 


May 


1, 1916 






1,000 00 


u 


2 


4 




1, 1918 


293 


May 


1, 1916 
1, 1916 






1,000 00 


u 


2 


4 




1, 191S 


294 


May 






1,000 00 


u 


2 


4 




1, 1918 



1917] treasurer's report. 257 



NOTES PAYABLE. — Continued. 





Date 










in 


V 

a 


r 


When 


No. 






To whom 


payabl e 


Amount. 


.2 


c 


Rate 








of 


Note. 











H 




payable. 


20c 


May 


1, 19K 


) 1st Nat'l Bk., Bostoi 


1 $1,000 00 


u 


_ 


4 


May 


1 , 1918 


290 


May 


1, 19K: 








1 ,000 00 


u 


3 


4 


1, 1919 


297 


May 


1, i 9 i£ 




t 




1 ,0'>0 00 


u 


3 


4 




1, 1919 


2QS 


May 


1, 19U 








1 ,000 00 


u 


3 


4 




1, 1919 


299 


Mav 


It 19U 








1 ,0 JO 00 


u 


4 


4 






300 


May 


1, igU 


) " 




[ 


50 a 00 


u 


5 


4 




i* 192° 




May 


1, 1915 








I ,O00 00 


X 




4 /2 




1 , 1918 


406 


May 


'» 1 9 1 ; 




* 


* u 


1 ,000 00 


x 




4/2 




i, 1919 


407 


May 










I, O.JO 00 


x 


3 


4 /2 




1, 1920 


40S 


May 


1, 191^ 






h 


1 ,000 00 


X 


4 


4/2 






409 


May 


l t 19 1 ; 




t 




500 00 


X 


c 


4 1 / 

4 'a 




i* 1922 


440 


May 


1, 191^ 








1 ,000 00 


Y 




4% 


1 « 


i, 1918 


44 1 


May 


1, 191; 








1 ,000 00 


Y 




4 /2 




1, 1918 


442 


May 


1, 1917 




1 




1 ,ooo 00 


Y 




a 1 / 
4?a 




1 , iyi 8 


44 X 


Ma^ 


1, igi' t 








1 ,000 00 


Y 




4 /2 




1 , 191 8 


444 


May 


1, 1913 




t 


M 


1,000 00 


Y 




41^ 




1 , 1918 


445 


May 


j, 1917 




u 




1 ,000 00 


Y 


2 


4% 




1, 1919 


446 


May 


1, 1017 






tl 


1 ,000 00 


Y 


2 


4 /2 




1, 1919 


447 


May 


1, 1917 




lf 


' 


1 ,000 CO 


Y 


2 


4"-2 




i» 1519 


448 


May 


1, 1917 




u 




1 ,000 00 


Y 


2 


4 /2 




i> J 9i9 


440 


May 


1, 1917 




t( 




1 ,000 00 


Y 


2 


4 ^2 




1 , J 9'9 


450 


May 


1, 1917 








1 ,000 00 


Y 


1 



4^ 

4 '2 




1, '9 2 ° 


4,111 

TO 1 


May 


1, 1917 




t ( 

,j 




1 ,000 00 


Y 


O 


4 '2 

4^2 


tt 




A<\2 

to* 


May 


1, 1917 






M 


1 ,000 00 


Y 


4 




I ' IQ 1 


453 


May 


1, 1917 




(t 




1 ,000 00 


Y 


r 



4V2 


tt 

Sept. 


i* 1922 
it 1918 


487 


Sept. 


1, 1917 




if 




500 00 


Z 




4% 


483 


Sept 


1, 1917 




u 




500 00 


Z 


2 


4!^ 




1, 1919 


489 


Sept. 


1, 1917 




„ 




500 00 


z 




4^ 

t^2 






490 


Sept. 


1, 1917 




M 


" ( 


500 00 


z 


4 


4V0 
4 /2 


rune 


1' 192° 


4.6* 


June 


i, 1917 








500 00 


H 




4*4 
4 /2 


1, 191S 


464 


June 


1, 1917 






II 


500 00 


H 


2 






1 , 191Q 


465 


June 


1, 1917 








500 00 


H 




4 

4-2 




1, 19^.0 


466 


June 


1, 1917 






t 


500 00 


H 


4 


4V0 

4 1% 




' I 9 * 2 


467 


June 


i, 1917 




M 




500 00 


H 




T /2 






468 


June 


1, 1917 




•1 


„ 


500 00 


H 





4^ 




I , J Q23 


460 


fune 


1, 191 7 


It 








H 


7 


4 '2 




1 , 19^4 


470 


June 


1, 1917 








500 00 


H 


8 


4Vo 
4 /2 




1. ! 9 2 S 


/t7l 


June 


i, 1917 










K 


9 


4 ^ 




1, 1926 


472 


June 


1, 1927 








500 oo 


H 


10 


4% 

f- /2 




1. !92? 


473 


June 


1, 1417 








C,00 00 


VI 


1 1 


4^ 




I, I92S 


474 


June 


1, 1917 








500 00 1 


H 


1 2 


4 '2 




If '929 


475 


June 


1, 1917 








50J 00 1 


H 


13 


4^ 




if J 930 


476 


June 


1, 1917 








500 00 


H 




4V2 




1 , 1 93 1 


477 > 


[une 


1, 1917 


It 






500 00 1 


H 


:i 


4% 




i» J 93 2 


478 


[une 


1, 1917 








501 00 I 


H 




4^ 




1. -933 


479 


fune 


1, 1917 








5 jo 00 


H 


*7 


4^ 




J 934 


480 


[une 


1, 1917 








500 00 


K 


iS 


4^ 




1. '935 


481 


[une 


1, 1917 








500 00 


H 


'9 


4^ 




1, I93 6 


4S2 


[une 


1, 1917 








500 00 


H 


20 


4% 




• , io37 


h - 


une 


1, 1917 


<( 






500 00 


H 


21 


4% 




1. I93S 


484 


une 


1, 1917 








500 oo 


H 


22 


4% 




i» 1939 


4S5 


une 


1, 1917 






!'« 


500 00 


H 


23 


4Va 




1, 1940 


486 j 


une 


1, 1917 








500 00 


H 


24 


4% 




1, 1941 














$312,000 00 













18 



2 5 


S TOWN 


DOCUMENTS. 


[Dec. 


3' 




Temporary Loan Notes Outstanding, January 


1, 1918. 




49 1 


Salem Trust Co. $io,ooo 00 




4.5 per cent 


Due April 15, 


1918 


492 


Salem Trust Co. 10,000 00 




4.5 per cent 


Due April 15, 


191S 


493 


Salem Trust Co. 10)000 00 






Due April 15, 


1918 


49+ 


Salem Trust Co. 10,000 00 




4.5 per cent 


Due April 15, 


1918 


195 


Salem Trust Co. 5,000 00 




4.5 per cent 


Due April 15, 191S 


496 


Salem Trust Co. 5,000 00 




4.5 per cent 


Due April 15, 


1918 




$50,000 00 












Permanent Improvements. 


B. 


Schoolhouse Loans. 






C. 


Morris Land. 


u . 


Cemetery Improvement. 




E. 


Highway. 


XT 

r . 


Sidewalk. 






G. 


Refunding Notes. 


I. 


Auto Chemical. 






L. 


Park Loans. 


J_£ 


Sewer. 






N . 


High School Sewer Bonds 


K. 


School Equipment. 






P. 


Miscellaneous, 1913. 


M. 


Ambulance. 






R. 


Hadley School Land Loan. 


O. 


Public Park, Town Hall. 




T. 


Miscellaneous, 1914. 


0, 


Fire Department. 






U. 


Sidewalk and Macadam. 


S. 


Humphrey Street Improvements. 




W. 


Military Aid 


V. 


High School Additions. 




X. 


Street Improvement. 


Y. 


Departmental Equipn 


lent. 




z. 


Military Aid. 











1917] treasurer's report. 259 

Liabilities. 

NOTES AND BONDS PAYABLE, GENERAL DEBT. 

Due in 19 1 8 $53,800 00 

Due in 1919 45>ioo 00 

Due in 1920 . • 26,500 00 

Due in 1921 22,100 00 

Due in 1922 20,100 00 

Due in 1923 26,500 00 

Due in 1924 22,000 00 

Due in 1925 10,200 00 

Due in 1926 10,200 00 

Due in 1927 .......... 10,200 00 

Due in 1928 10,200 00 

Due in 1929 10,200 00 

Due in 1930 10,200 00 

Due in 1931 10,200 00 

Due in 1932 . . . 6,200 00 

Due in 1933 • • . . . . . . . 6,200 00 

Due in 1934 , 5,200 00 

Due in 1935 2,700 00 

Due in 1936 700 00 

Due in 1937 . . . 700 00 

Due in 1938 . 700 00 

Due in 1939 700 00 

Due in 1940 700 00 

Due in 1941 700 00 



$312,000 00 



260 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Water Bonds and Notes Issued to January 1, 1918. 



First Issue, Acts of 1898 


. $100,000 00 


Second Issue, Acts of 1898 . 


20,000 00 


Third Issue, Acts of 1898 . 


20,000 00 


Fourth Issue, Acts of 1898 . 


10,000 00 


Fifth Issue, Acts of 1909 


90,000 00 


Sixth Issue, Acts of 1912 


8,000 00 


Seventh Issue, Acts of 1912 


1,300 00 


Eighth Issue, Acts of 1912 . 


1,100 00 


Ninth Issue, Acts of 1912 . 


3,000 00 


Tenth Issue, Acts of 1912 . 


2,000 00 


Eleventh Issue, Acts of 1912 


6,000 00 


Twelfth Issue, Acts of 1912 


5,600 00 


Thirteenth Issue, Acts of 1912 


6,500 00 


Fourteenth Issue, Acts of 191 2 


8,500 00 


Fifteenth Issue, Acts of 1912 


4..SOO OO 


Water Bonds and 


Notes Paid. 


Fifth Issue ...... 


. $24,000 00 


























Twelfth Issue 









$286,500 OO 



Total Bonds Outstanding .... $251,500 00 

Less Sinking Fund 89,015 73 



Net Water Debt $162,48427 



Water Bonds and Notes due in 1918. 



Fifth Issue . 
Sixth Issue . 
Seventh Issue 
Eighth Issue 
Ninth fssue . 
Tenth Issue . 
Eleventh Issue 
Twelfth Issue 
Thirteenth Issue 
Fourteenth Issue 
Fifteenth Issue 



$3,000 00 
500 00 
100 00 
100 00 
500 00 
500 00 
1,500 00 
500 00 
500 00 
500 00 
500 00 



$8,200 00 



treasurer's report. 



261 



Sewer Bonds and Notes Issued to January 



918. 





Issued. 


Paid. 


Series A . . 


$120,000 00 


$45,000 00 


Series B 


4,000 00 


1,500 OO 


Series C . . ' . . • . 


40,000 00 


15,000 OO 


Series D. 


20,000 00 


7,500 OO 


Series F 


13,000 00 


5,000 OO 


Series G . . 1 . . \ 


12,000 OO 


4,000 OO 


Series H. . . .. 


14,000 00 


7,000 OO 


Series 191 1, A 


8,500 00 


6,000 OO 


Series 191 1, B 


3,100 00 


3,100 OO 


Series December 30, 191 1 . 


4,000 00 


4,000 OO 


Series May x, 1912 


8,000 00 


1,250 OO 


Series September 1, 1912 


2,646 00 


2,646 OO 


uCI ICo I/CLCiIl UC1 1} LylZ • • • • * 


700 OO 




Series July 1, 1913 


7,500 OO 


2,000 OO 


Series October 1, 1914 


22,700 OO 


5,700 OO 


Series May 1, 1915 


24,000 OO 


2,000 00 


Series May 1, 1916 ...... 


29,150 OO 


1,500 OO 


Series November 1, 1916 . 


9,200 OO 


700 00 


Series May 1, 1917 


6,500 OO 






$348,996 00 


$114,396 00 


Sewer Bonds and Notes outstanding 




234,600 OO 
$348,996 OO 


Sewer Bonds and Notes Due 


in 1918. 




Series A ....... 


$3,000 OO 




Series B 


IOO 00 




Series C 


1,000 00 




Series D 


500 OO 




Series F .... 


1,000 00 




Series G 


1,000 OO 




Series H 


1,000 OO 




Series 191 1, A 


1,000 OO 




Series May 1, 1912 


250 OO 




Series December 1, 1912 . 


IOO OO 




Series July 1, 1913 ...... 


500 OO 




Series October 1, 1914 . 


I,OCO OO 




Series May 1, 1915 ..... 


1,000 OO 




Series 1916 .... 


2,000 OO 




Series 1917 


1,000 OO 





Town Debt January 

Permanent Improvement Bonds 

Water Bonds 

Sewer Bonds ...... 



1918. 

. $312,000 00 
251,500 00 
234,600 00 



$14,450 00 



Less Water Sinking Fund 



$798,100 00 
,015 73 



$709,084 27 



203 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



William li. Bates, Treasurer. 

In account with the Town of Swampscott, for the .year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1917. 

Balance January 1, 1917 . $37,508 94 



Received from Cemetery Defiartmetit. 

Sale of lots 

Care of lots ..... 

County of Essex, dog tax 
Salem jail . . 



Lawrence Training School 
Fire Department Receipts 
Health Department . 
Highway Department 
Interest on notes sold 
Treasurer's deposits 
Premiums 



Licenses, automobile, carriage and elevator 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 



Temporary Loans. 
Anticipation of revenue 



$956 88 
53 00 

$444 5 8 
5 00 



$185 68 

1*893 !7 
409 38 



Aiding mothers with dependent children 


$117 02 


Burial of paupers ..... 


10 00 


Corporation tax, business 


491 60 


Corporation tax, public service 


6,218 04 




8 3>999 96 




2,749 00 


National bank tax 


11,380 72 




377 95 


Tuition of children ..... 


75 00 


Trustees for hospitals for consumptives . 


99 29 



1,009 



449 5 8 
58 00 

35 8 00 
8 5 75 
46 67 



2,488 23 
53 00 

$42,058 05 



105,518 58 



250,000 00 



Notes Issued. 

Departmental equipment 
Military aid 
Street 
Sewer 

Sewer, general debt 
Water 



$14,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,500 00 
6,500 00 
12,000 00 
13,000 00 



52,000 00 



Amount carried forward, 



I 9 1 7] treasurer's report. 263 

Amount brought forward, $449,576 63 

Park Department 363 90 

Police Department 285 00 



$450,225 53 

Poor Department $160 01 

Rentals 276 00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures ... 30 21 

Sidewalks and Curbing ..... !>55 2 86 

Taxes, N. G. Bubier Collector . . . 256,569 65 

Sewer Taxes, N. G. Bubier Collector . . 3,468 75 

Tax Sales, N. G. Bubier Collector . . . 344 34 

Telephones 235 17 

Town Clerk . 180 00 

Town Hall 138 00 

Hodges Library Bequest 1,00000 

Joanna Morse Fund ..... 234 00 

Library Receipts ...... 120 00 

Phillips Medal Fund • 3 56 

Return Insurance ...... 78 68 

Refund, Titus and Buckley Co. ... 49° 

School Receipts 209 00 

Tree Warden 101 00 



$714,931 66 

Total Warrants paid 678,987 60 



Balance January 1, 1918 $35,944 06 



Water Department. 

Balance December 31, 1916 .... $2,051 47 

Received from Commissioners . . . 50,115 77 

Accrued Interest on Notes sold ... 59 76 

Interest on Bank Deposits .... 141 78 

Pine Street Land ...... 3,136 00 



$55,504 78 

TotaljWarrants paid for the year . . . 54,74444 



Balance December 31, 1917 .... $760 34 



264 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 3 I 
Trust Funds. 

Johanna Morse Library Fund. 

Balance on hand December 1, 1916 . . . $7,066 67 

Dividends 299 18 

$7,365 85 

Withdrawn ■ 234 00 

Balance December 31, 1917 .... $7, 131 85 

Cemetery Investment Fund. 

Balance December 31, 1916 .... $7,104 51 

Dividends 298 83 

Deposited for care 956 88 

$8,360 22 

Withdrawn ....... 53 00 

Balance December 31, 1917 . $8,307 22 

Phillips School Medal Fund. 

Balance December 31, 1916 .... $1,663 7 1 

Dividends 88 72 

$i>752 43 

Withdrawn 33 83 

Balance December 31, 1917 $1,718 60 

A. F. Nesbitt Private Cemetery Fund. 

Balance December 31, 1916 .... $224 92 

Dividends 9 53 

$234 45 

Withdrawn , 4 00 

Balance December 31, 1917 .... $230 45 

A. F. Nesbitt General Cemetery Fund. 

Balance December 31, 1916 .... $256 12 

Dividends ....... 10 99 

Balance December 31, 1917 .... $267 11 

High School Alumni Fund. 

Balance December 31, 1916 .... $1,405 15 

Deposited 150 00 

Dividends ....... 61 52 

Balance December 31, 1917 .... . $1,61667 



1917] TAX collector's report. 265 

Nathan G. Bubier, Collector of Taxes, in Account Current with 
the Town of Swampscott. 

1915- 
Dr. 

Uncollected moth assessment $82 75 

Uncollected sidewalk assessment 271 89 

Uncollected sewer assessment 30 00 

Uncollected taxes 10,308 09 

Interest at 6 per cent from January 1, 191 7 . 943 00 



$",635 73 

Cr. * 

Cash paid William H. Bates, Treasurer, on sidewalk assess- 
ment $77 25 

Cash paid William H. Bates, Treasurer, on sidewalk assess- 
ment 269 49 

Cash paid William H. Bates, Treasurer, on sewer assessment, 30 00 

Cash paid William H. Bates, Treasurer, on taxes . . . 9,856 43 
Cash paid William H. Bates, Treasurer, for interest at 6 per 

cent from January 1, 1917 943 00 

Abatements on moth assessment 5 5° 

Abatements on sidewalk assessment ..... 2 40 

Abatements on taxes 451 66 



$11,635 73 



366 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



Nathan G. Bubier, Collector of Taxes, in Account Current with 



the Town of Swampscott. 

1916. 
Dr. 

Uncollected moth tax $321 59 

Uncollected sidewalk assessment 1,188 13 

Uncollected sewer assessment ....... 100 49 

Uncollected taxes 37*464 67 

Interest on taxes at 6 per cent from January 1, 1917, to Janu- 
ary 1, 1918 596 52 



$39,671 40 



'1916. 






Cr. 






Cash paid Wm. H. Bates, Treasurer, on 


moth tax 


$196 93 


Cash paid Wm. H. Bates, Treasurer, on 


sidewalk assessment, 


33i 4i 


Cash paid Wm. H. Bates, Treasurer, on sewer assessment . 


72 07 


Cash paid Wm. H. Bates. Treasurer on 


taxe& ... 


18,324 71 


Cash paid Wm. H. Bates, Treasurer, for 


interest on taxes at 




6 per cent from January 1, 1917 . 




596 52 


Abatements on moth tax . 




10 50 


Abatements on sidewalk assessment 




142 42 


Abatements on taxes 




349 56 


Uncollected moth tax 




114 t6 


Uncollected sidewalk assessment 




7H 30 


Uncollected sewer assessment 




28 42 


Uncollected taxes .... 




18,790 40 






$39,671 40 



191 7] TAX collector's report. 267 

Nathan Q. Bubier, Collector of Taxes, in Account Current with 
the Town of Swampscott. 

1917. 

Dr. 

State Tax $34,760 00 

Metropolitan Park Tax 7.983 03 

Charles River Basin Tax 64 

State Highway Tax 1,490 00 

Municipal Accounts Tax 437 47 

County Tax 24,699 12 

Town Tax , 194,485 80 

Moth Tax 2,206 50 

Sidewalk Assessment 1,73006 

Sewer Assessment ......... 407 82 

Excise Tax .......... 1,300 97 

Supplementary Tax 42 00 

Overlay 1,500 00 

Interest on Taxes at 6 per cent from November 1, 1917, to 

January 1, 1918 . . , 183 90 



$272,991 31 



1917. 
Cr. 

Cash paid William H. Bates, Treasurer, on moth tax . . $1,783 60 
Cash paid William H. Bates, Treasurer, on sidewalk assess- 
ment 1,052 82 

Cash paid William H. Bates, Treasurer, on sewer assessment, 287 64 

Cash paid William H. Bates, Treasurer, on taxes . . . 222,625 19 
Cash paid William H. Bates, Treasurer, for interest on taxes, 

at 6 per cent from November 1, 1917, to January 1, 1918 . 183 90 

Abatements on moth tax 33 00 

Abatements on sidewalk assessments ..... 121 26 

Abatements on taxes 1,029 92 

Uncollected moth tax • 389 90 

Uncollected sidewalk assessment ...... 555 98 

Uncollected sewer assessment ....... 120 18 

Uncollected taxes 44,807 92 



$272,991 31 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Dec. 31 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

BUREAU OF STATISTICS 

State House, Boston 

January 19, 1918. 

To the Board of Selectmen, Mr. He?iry S. Baldwin, Chairman, Sivamf- 
scott, Massachusetts : 

Gentlemen,— I submit herewith my report of an audit of the accounts 
of the town of Swampscott for the period extending from July 1 to Decem- 
ber 31, 1917. The audit was made in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 598 of the Acts of 1910, as amended, and is in the form of a 
report to me from Mr. Edward H. Fenton, Chief Accountant of this 
Bureau, who was placed in charge of the work. 

Very truly yours, 

CHARLES F. GETTEMY, 

Director. 

Mr. Charles F. Gettemy, Director, Bureau of Statistics, State House, 
Boston. 

Sir, — In accordance with your instructions, I have made the semi- 
annual audit of the Town of Swampscott for the period from July 1 to 
December 31, 1917, and report as follows : 

This report, which marks the completion of the seventh year since the 
installation of the uniform accounting system, shows the accounts to be 
in such a condition as to reflect credit on the several department officials 
in charge. The several books and forms provided for the keeping of the 
accounts and reporting of transactions are being systematically kept. As 
a result complete information relative to the town's finances is on file. 

With the ever increasing demand for service at public expense, it 
becomes mandatory that the costs of the various activities be clearly set 
forth, in order that the taxpayer may know for what purpose his compul- 
sory contribution is to be used. 

The proposed expenditures, as outlined by the budget, are systemati- 
cally followed, and detailed information of the expenditures is available 
at all times from the accountant's books. 

The books in the accountant's office were checked in detail. The ledger 
accounts were checked, footed, and a trial balance was taken off and the 
books proved to be in balance. 



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The cash book was proved ; the receipts and payments were checked 
with the treasurer's books, with departmental reports, and with properly 
approved warrants. 

The systematic and business like method followed, both in recording 
and filing, reflects credit upon the official in charge and greatly assisted 
in the work of the audit. 

The books and accounts of the Treasurer were examined and checked. 
The reported receipts were compared with the Accountant's books and 
with departments making payment to the Treasurer. All payments are 
made by check. These were compared with the authorized warrants and 
cancelled vouchers on file, outstanding checks were listed, and bank 
balances were proved. 

The debt and interest accounts were checked with the maturities of the 
year and with paid bonds, notes, and coupons reported by the banks 
through which payment was made. 

The funds in the custody of the Treasurer were examined and found to 
be as recorded on his books. 

Tables showing a reconciliation of cash and a summary of the funds are 
appended to this report. 

The books and accounts of the collector were checked. The receipts 
were compared with his payments to the Treasurer and his reports to the 
the Accountant; the abatements were checked with the amounts duly 
authorized; outstanding accounts were listed and proved. 

At the time of making the audit in July, verification notices were sent 
to delinquent tax payers whose names appeared on the list ; therefore, it 
seemed unnecessary to send additional notices at this time. 

The overpayment on the 1916 account, as reported in the July audit, 
remains the same at this date. 

Detail tables showing commitments, collections, abatements and out- 
standing accounts are appended to this report. 

The books and accounts of the Water and Sewer Board were examined. 
The cash book was footed and payments to the Treasurer were checked 
with the Treasurer's books. The abatements allowed were checked, and 
outstanding accounts were listed and checked with the Accountant's books . 
The Sewer Assessment accounts were verified by checking the commit- 
ments, apportionments, abatements, and outstanding accounts and by 
reconciling the same with the Accountant's ledger. 

A summary statement of the water accounts is appended to this report. 
The records of receipts from licenses, permits, fees, rents, etc., as 
reported by the several departments, were checked with the Treasurer's 
books and with the reports to the Accountant. 

The Balance Sheet appended shows an improvement over the preceding 
year. It must be borne in mind, however, that a very large number of 
appropriation balances are on account of loans, and constitute a direct 
liability against cash. Under the statute, these balances can be trans- 
ferred to be used for similar purposes only, and I would recommend that 
they be classified and so used, if appropriations are contemplated and 
loans are to be authorized for the same. 

The outstanding taxes of 1916 are in excess of the surplus account, and 
these should be reduced to cash before they are appropriated. 

While engaged in making the audit, uniform courtesy was extended to 



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me bv every department official, all books and records being placed at my 

disposal. 

To those in charge of the several departments, I wish, on behalf of my 
assistants and myself, to express my appreciation for the cooperation 
received and the assistance rendered. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD FENTON. 



Chief Accountant. 



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RECONCILIATION OF CASH AND BANK ACCOUNTS. 

General Accounts. 

Balance December 31, 1917, per cash 

book, ...... $35,944 06 

Security Trust Company. 

Balance December 31, 1917, per 

statement .... $34,066 33 

Less 



Outstanding checks, $3,150 92 
Excess deposit . 60 



3. 151 52 



$30,914 81 



Central National Bank. 

Balance December 31, 1917, per 

statement, ..... $5,092 52 

Less December interest, credited 

in January .... 63 27 



5.029 25 



$35,944 06 



Water Account. 

Balance December 31, 1917, per cash book $760 34 

Security Trust Co. . 

Balance December 31, 1917, per statement $880 34 

Less outstanding checks .... 120 00 



$760 34 



Debt and Interest Accounts. 

Balance, July 1, 1917, First National Bank . $4,319 00 
Deposits July 30, to November 26 19,400 50 

Deposit December 31 for January coupons . 560 25 



Payments per bank statements .... $23,659 50 
Balance January 1, 1918, per bank statement . 620 25 



Balance July 1, 1917, Common wealth Trust Co., $1,061 25 
Deposits July 30 to September 27 6,791 25 



Payments per bank statements .... $7,300 00 
Balance January 2, 1918, per bank statement . 552 50 



$24,279 75 
$24,279 75 

$7,852 50 
$7,852 50 



Taxes, 1913. 

Outstanding July 1, 1917 ..... $12 00 

Abatement $12 00 



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Taxes, 1 9 1 5 . 

Outstanding July 1, 1917 $472 61 

Collections $432 56 

Tax sales 40 05 

$472 61 



Taxes, 1916. 

Outstanding July 1, 1917 $24,423 00 

Unlocated difference ...... 39 00 

$24,462 00 

Collections $5,627 60 

Outstanding December 31, 1917, per detailed list. 18,834 40 

$24,462 00 



Taxes, 1917. 
Cominitment .... 
Additional commitment 
Street Railway excise tax 
Moth assessments credited in error 
Overpayment .... 



Collections . 
Abatement . 
Unlocated differences . 
Outstanding, December 31 
list 



1917, per detailed 



$267,120 06 
42 00 
1,300 97 

4 2 35 
01 

$222,667 44 
1,030 12 
5 85 

44,801 98 



$268,505 39 



$268,505 39 



Moth Assessments, 1915. 

Outstanding July 1, 1917 $6 50 

Collections $1 00 

Abatements, 5 50 



Moth Assessments, 1916. 

Outstanding July 1, 1917 $151 29 

Collections $38 13 

Outstanding December 31, 1917, per detailed list, 113 16 

$151 29 



Moth Assessments, 1917. 

Commitment $2,206 50 

Collections . $1,741 25 

Abatements ....... 33 00 

Credited to taxes in error .... 42 35 

Unlocated difference 25 

Outstanding December 31,1917, per detailed list, 389 65 

$2,206 50 



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Sewer Assessments, 1916. (Apportioned) 

Outstanding July 1, 1917 ..... $63 11 

Collections , $34 69 

Outstanding December 31, 1917, per detailed list, 28 42 

$63 11 



Sewer Assessments, 1917. (Apportioned) 

Commitment ....... $407 82 

Sidewalk assessments, credited in error . . 1 ^ 88 



Collections $287 64 

Outstanding December 3 1 , 1917, per detailed list, 136 06 



.23 70 



$423 70 



Sewer Assessments. (Unapportioned) 

Outstanding July 1, 1917 $5>573 86 

Commitments ....... 2,412 50 

$7,986 36 

Apportioned ....... $750 03 

Collections 3->3 l 7 54 

Cancelled and abated 21072 

Outstanding December 31,1917, per detailed list, 3*708 07 

$ 7 . 9 S6 36 



Sidewalk Assessments, 1915. 

Outstanding July 1, 1917 .... $2 40 

Abatements ....... $2 40 



Sidewalk Assessments, 1916. 

Outstanding July 1, 1917 . . . $866 34 

Collections . $106 27 

Abatements 38 08 

Outstanding December 31, 1917, per detailed 

list . . • 721 99 

$866 34 

Sidewalk Assessments, 1917. 

Commitment ....... $1,730 06 

Recommitted . . . . . . 12 07 

Sewer Assessment, credited in error . . 5 53 

$1,747 66 

Collections ....... $1,176 35 

Abatements . . . ... . . 133 33 

Outstanding December 31, 1917, per detailed 

list ...... . 437 98 

$i,747 66 

19 



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Water Accounts. 

Outstanding, July 1, 1917, per ledger . . . $13,521 36 

Charges 21,780 09 

$35 >30! 45 



Un located differences 2 67 

Outstanding, December 31, 1917, per detailed 

Hst : . . . 6,313 75 

$35,301 45 

Water Loan Sinking Fund. 

Savings 

Deposits. Securities. Total. 

On hand at beginning of year . $345 63 $79,300 00 $79,645 63 

On hand at end of year . . . $315 73 $88,700 00 $89,015 73 

RECEIPTS. 

Sale of securities . $100 00 

Withdrawn from savings deposits ...... 29 90 

Appropriation .......... 3,000 00 

Appropriation — sale of land ....... 3,136 00 

Discount on securities purchased ...... 122 10 

Income 3,206 92 

Total $9,594 92 

PAYMENTS. 

Securities purchased ........ $9,500 00 

Premiums on securities purchased ...... 19 30 

Accrued interest on securities purchased .... 75 62 

Total ........... $9,594 92 

Phillips School Medal Fund. 

Savings Deposits. Total. 

On hand at beginning of year .... $1,663 7 1 $1,663 7 1 

On hand at end of year $1,71860 $1,71860 

Receipts. 

Income $88 72 

Total $88 72 

Payments. 

Savings Deposit $54 89 

Expended ........ 33 83 

Total $88 72 



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Joanna Morse Library Fund. 

Savings Deposits. Total. 
On hand at beginning of year .... $7,066 67 $7,066 67 
On hand at end of year $7,131 85 $7,131 85 

Receipts. 

Income $299 18 

Total . $299 18 

Payments. 

Savings Deposit ...... $65 18 

Expended 234 00 

Total $299 18 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund. 

Cash in General 

Treasury. Total. 

On hand at the beginning of year . . . $1,000 00 $1,000 00 
On hand at end of year $1,000 00 $1,000 o Q 

Receipts. 

Cash on hand at beginning of year . . . $1,000 00 

Total $1,000 00 

Payments. 

Cash on hand at end of year .... $1,000 00 

Total ........ $1,000 00 

May Ingalls Hodge Library Fund. 

Cash in General 

Treasury. Total. 

On hand at beginning of year .... 

On hand at end of year $1,000 00 $1,000 00 

Receipts. 

Bequest $1,000 00 

Total . . . . • . . $1,000 00 

Payments. 

Cash on hand at end of year .... $1,000 00 

Total $1,000 00 



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A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund (General). 

Savings Deposits. Total. 

On hand at the beginning of year . . . $256 12 $256 12 

On hand at end of year $267 1 1 $267 1 1 

Receipts. 

Income $10 99 

Total . . $10 99 

Payments. 

Savings deposit $10 99 

Total $10 99 

A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund (Private). 

Savings Deposits. Total. 

On hand at beginning of year .... $224 92 $224 92 

On hand at end of year $230 45 $230 45 

Receipts. 

Income . $9 53 

Total . $9 53 

Payments. 

Savings Deposit $5 53 

Expended 4 00 

Total $9 53 

Cemetery Lots Investment Fund. 

Savings Deposits. Total. 

On hand at beginning of year , $7,104 51 $7,104 51 

On hand at end of year ..... $8,307 22 $8,307 22 

Receipts. 

Sale of lots $956 88 

Income ........... 298 83 

Total $1,255 7i 

Payments. 

Savings deposits ' $1,202 71 

Expended 53 00 



Total 



$1,255 71 



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Municipal Insurance Fund. 

Cash in Town 

Treasury. Securities. Total. 

On hand at beginning of year $1,902 00 $1,902 00 

On hand at end of year . . . $402 00 $3,500 00 $3,902 00 

Receipts. 

Appropriation $2,000 00 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,902 00 

Total ........... $3,902 00 

Payments. 

Liberty Bonds $3>5CO 00 

Cash on hand at end of year. ...... 402 00 

Total $3,902 00 



2^S TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Dec. 31 

TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. 

Balance Sheet — December 31, 1917. 
General Accounts. 

Assets. 

Cash : 

In Banks ....... $36,704 40 

Accounts Receivable : 
Taxes : 

Levy of 1 916 $ 1 8,795 40 

Levy of 191 7 . < 44,807 83 

63,603 23 

Special Assessments : 

Moth, 1916 $113 16 

Moth, 191 7 389 90 

— — 503 06 

Sidewalk, 1916 $721 99 

Sidewalk, 1917 437 98 

— i,i59 97 

Unapportioned sewer . . . . $3,708 07 

Apportioned sewer, 1916 28 42 

Apportioned sewer, 1917 136 06 

3.872 55 

Water rates, etc. ...... 6,316 42 

Tax titles held by town ..... 214 62 

Property taken for taxes at final sale . . 309 61 

Loans authorized ...... 11,500 00 



$124,183 S6 



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TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. 

Balance Sheet — December 31, 1917. 
General Accounts. 



Liabilities 



Temporary Loans 

Library Funds 

Municipal Insurance Fund . 

Premiums on Notes and Bonds 

Unexpended balances : 
Land damage, Cedar Hill 
Library building 

Park 

Pension .... 
Water Department . 
Appropriations from loans 

Costs of property held for taxes 
Overlay Reserve . 



543 7i 
75 00 
50 00 
760 34 
,636 10 



$50,000 00 
2,000 00 
402 00 
409 38 



50,248 15 
132 34 

3.095 92 



Overlay reserved for Abatements : 

Levy of 1917 

Water revenue reserved for Water Department 

when collected ....... 

Surplus Revenue : 

Special Revenue 

Excess and Deficiency ..... 



Less Abatements in excess of Overlay of 1916, 



$562 46 
11,926 96 

$12,489 42 
!>379 6 5 



469 88 
6,316 42 



11,109 77 
$124,183 86 



TO VVN DOC U M E X I S . 



[Dec. 31 



TOWN OF SWAHPSCOTT. 

December 31, 1917. 
Deferred Revenue Accounts. 

Assets. 

Apportioned Assessments, not due . . . $3,054 94 



$3>Q54 94 



Debt Accounts. 

Water Loan Sinking Fund .... $89,015 73 

Net Funded or Fixed Debt 709,084 27 

$798,100 00 



$798,100 00 

Trust and Investment Accounts. 

Trust and Investment Funds (Securities) , . $21,155 2% 



$2 1,155 23 



1917] 



BUREAU OF STATISTICS REPORT. 



TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 

December 31, 1917. 
Deferred Revenue Accounts. 

LIABILITIES. 



$401 68 

383 62 

368 95 
237 05 
221 04 
209 43 
200 28 
191 48 

57 28 

58 00 

— ■ $2,328 81 



$285 80 
197 76 
156 25 
86 32 

726 13 
$3»054 94 



Debt Accounts. 

Permanent Improvement Notes .... $312,000 00 

Sewer Bonds (Serial) 234,600 00 

Water Bonds (Serial) 101,500 00 

Water Bonds (Sinking Fund) .... 150,000 00 

$798,100 00 

$798,100 00 



Trust and Investment Accounts. 

Phillips School Medal Fund .... $1,718 60 

Joanna Morse Library Fund .... 7,131 85 

A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund (private) . . 230 45 

A. F. Nesbitt Cemetery Fund (general) . . 267 11 

Cemetery Lots Fund ...... 8,307 22 

Municipal Insurance Fund .... 3,500 00 

— $2i,i55 23 



Apportioned Sewer Assessments : 

Due in 1918 .... 

Due in 1919 .... 

Due in 1920 .... 

Due in 192 1 .... 

Due in 1922 .... 

Due in 1923 .... 

Due in 1924 .... 

Due in 1925 . . . 

Due in 1926 .... 

Due in 1927 .... 

Apportioned Sidewalk Assessments : 

Due in 1918 .... 

Due in 1919 .... 

Due in 1920 .... 

Due in 1921 . . . . 



$21,155 23 



TOWN DOCUiMENTS. 



[Dec. 3 



•ffn Abemoriam 

AARON R. BUNTING 
Selectman 
Died March i, 191 7 



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TOWN WARRANT. 



283 



Warrant for Town Meeting 

nonday, February 18, 1918. 



Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Siva7npscott in said County, 

GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts von are directed 
to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified to vote in 
elections, and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall, in said 
Swampscott, on Monday, the eighteenth day of February, at 6 A.M., then 
and there to act on the following articles, viz. : 

Article i. To choose a Moderator for one (1) year. 
To choose a Town Clerk for one ( 3 ) year. 

To choose three members of the Board of Selectmen for one 
(0 year. 

To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 

To choose a Collector of Taxes for one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the Public 

Library for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the School Committee for three (3) 

years. 

To choose one member of the Overseers of the Poor for three 
(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Health for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Surveyor of Highways for three (3) years. 

To choose three Constables for one (1) year. 

To choose one Park Commissioner for three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Water and Sewerage Board for 

three (3) years. 
To choose one Tree Warden for one (1) year. 
All to be chosen on one ballot. 

Art. 2. To vote by ballot " Yes " or " No " upon the question : "Shall 
licenses be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town?" 

Art. 3. To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" upon the question: 
" Shall the town accept Chapter 293 of the Acts of 1916," entitled : " An 
act to authorize the licensing by cities and towns of motor vehicles carry- 
ing passengers for hire." 



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[Dec. 31 



Art. 4. To hear and act upon the reports of the : 

Town Clerk. 

School Committee. 

Town Engineer. 

Board of Fire Engineers. 

Committee on Purchase of Motor Truck. 

Superintendent of Moth Work. 

Tree Warden. 

Forest Warden. 

Superintendent of the Cemetery. 
Board of Health. 
Health Officer. 
Inspector of Milk. 

Inspector of Animals and Slaughtering. 
Inspector of Plumbing. 
Overseers of the Poor. 
Surveyor of Highways. 
Trustees of the Public Library. 
Library Building Committee. 
Board of Assessors. 
Chief of Police. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

Construction Committee, Sewerage Pumping Station. 
Park Commissioners. 
Water and Sewerage Board. 

Trustees of Sinking Fund for Water Department. 
Building Inspector. 
Board of Selectmen. 
Town Accountant. 
Finance Committee. 

Art. 5. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Town 
Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

Art. 6. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Col- 
lector of Taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 7. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Water 
and Sewerage Board for the ensuing year. 

Art. 8. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Town 
Clerk for the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see what action the town will take in relation to salaries 
of town officials for the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in antici- 
pation of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 1, 1918, 
and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, the debt or 
debts incurred thereby to be paid from the revenue of said financial year. 



1917] 



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285 



Art. ii. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Fire Engineers, as contained in the 
Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on page 121. 

Art. 12. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Superintendent of Moth Work, as 
contained in the Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on pages 123 
and 124. 

Art. 13. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Tree Warden, as contained in the 
Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on page 125. 

Art. 14. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Forest Warden, as contained in the 
Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on page 126. 

Art. 15. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Superintendent of Cemetery, as 
contained in the Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on page 127. 

Art. 16. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Board of Health, as contained in 
the Annual Report, dated December 31, 191 7, on page 129. 

Art. 17. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the Health Officer, as contained in the Annual Report, 
dated December 31, 1917, on page 133. 

Art. 18. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations of the Overseers of the Poor, as contained in the 
Annual Report, dated December 31, 191 7, on page 137. 

Art. 19. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Surveyor of Highways, as contained 
in the Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on pages, 138 and 140. 

Art. 20. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Board of Assessors, as contained in 
the Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on page 146. 

Art. 21. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Chief of Police, as contained in the 
Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on page 150. 

Art. 22. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Sealer of Weights and Measures, as 
contained in the Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on Page 152,. 



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[Dec. 31 



Art. 23. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Construction Committee, Sewerage 
Pumping Station, as contained in the Annual Report, dated December 31, 
1917, on page 155. 

Art. 24. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Park Commissioners, as contained 
in the Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on pages 156, 157, 158 
and 159. 

Art. 25. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of the Water and Sewerage Board, as con- 
tained in the Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on pages 160, 169 
174. 

Art. 26. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations in the report of lhe Board of Selectmen, as contained 
in the Annual Report, dated December 31, 1917, on pages 196, 197, 200. 
202, 203, 204, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213 and 214. 

Art. 27. To see if the town will vote to accept Crosman avenue, so- 
called, laid out by the Board of Selectmen, as shown on a plan drawn by 
W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1917, and reported to the 
town at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed, and appropriate 
money for the same. 

Art. 28. To see if the town will vote to accept Linden avenue, so- 
called, laid out by the Board of Selectmen, as shown on a plan drawn by 
W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer, dated December, 1917, and reported to the 
town at this meeting, as soon as the waivers are signed, and appropriate 
money for the same. 

Art. 29. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Jessie 
street for a distance of 450 feet, and appropriate money for the same, as 
petitioned for by C. Sanford Doughty, et als. 

Art. 30. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Roy 
street for a distance of 750 feet, and appropriate money for the same, as 
petitioned for by C. Sanford Doughty, et als. 

Art. 31. To see if the town will vote to extend the water main in 
Magnolia road 250 feet, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned 
for by Harry R. Stanbon, et ah. 

Art. 32. To see if the town will vote to extend the water main in 
Aspen road 500 feet, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned 
for by Harry R. Stanbon, et als. 

Art. 33. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $375 for the 
employment of district or other nurses, in accordance with the provisions 
of Chapter 72 of the Acts of 191 1. 



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287 



Art. 34. To see if the town will vote to take, for the purpose of 
widening Cherry street, a parcel of land situated at the corner of Cherry 
and Essex streets and bounded and described as follows : 

Northwesterly by Cherry street about 53 feet ; easterly by the junction of 
Cherry and Essex streets about 16 feet southerly by Essex street about 47 
feet; and westerly by land now or formerly of Anton S. Selman, about 
40 feet, containing about 1,311 square feet. 

Art. 35, To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of money 
in payment of architect's expenses in the preparation of plans and 
specifications for the Machon School Building, as authorized by vote of 
the town on February 20, 1917. 

Art. 36. To see if the town will direct the Board of Selectmen to 
petition the General Court for authorization to abate the poll taxes 
assessed to all men now or hereafter in any branch of the military or 
naval service of the United States in connection with the war now in 
progress. 

Art. 37. To see if the town will vote to appoint a committee of three 
(3) citizens to investigate the matter of a more suitable ambulance for the 
use of the Police Department, said Committee to report at the adjourned 
town meeting, and appropriate money for the same, as recommended by 
the Chief of the Police Department. 

Art. 38. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of $75 
for the proper observance of Firemen's Memorial Sunday, as petitioned 
for by Herbert F. Jabobs, et ah. 

Art. 39. To see if the town will vote to determine upon and order 
the use of voting machines, approved, as provided in Section 249, of 
Chapter 835 of the Acts of the year 1913, at all primaries and elections of 
State and town officers in the Town of Swampscott, in accordance with 
the provisions of Section 251 of said Chapter 835 of the Acts of 1913, as 
amended by Chapter 43 of the Acts of 1916, as petitioned for by James F. 
Caton, et als. 

Art. 40. To see if the town will vote to lease for the term of one (1) 
year five (5) American Voting Machines, described in and to be used for 
the purposes set forth in the foregoing Article, with the necessary appur- 
tenances ; to authorize the Selectmen to lease the same as aforesaid, and 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $240 to pay for the same, all in accord- 
ance with Chapter 43 of the Acts of 1916; said amount of rental to be 
applied on account of the purchase price in case of any purchase of said 
machines by the town, as petitioned for by James F. Caton, et a/s 

Art. 41. To appropriate and raise, by borrowing or otherwise, such 
sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or all of the purposes 
mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

The polls will be closed at 4.30 o'clock P. M. 



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And you are directed to serve this Warrant, by posting attested copies 
thereof at the Town Hall, Post Offices and three other public and con- 
spicuous places in the town, seven days before the day appointed for said 
meeting. 

Hereof, fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the tim.e and place of meeting as 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this first day of February, in the year 1918. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
WILLIAM E. CARTER, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 

Selectmen of Sivampscott. 

A true copy. Attest : 
FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

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